Pat Chambers will be back to coach the Penn State men’s basketball team during the 2017-18 season, marking his sixth season at the helm of the program.
According to a report by StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones, Penn State director of athletics Sandy Barbour confirmed that Chambers would be returning for another year after leading Penn State to a 14-17 regular season record.
Pat Chambers will be back for Penn State's 2017-18 season: https://t.co/liuvAg4JvL
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) March 5, 2017
Chambers has done well recruiting for Penn State in the past few years, as the 2015-16 freshman class was the first Top-30 class in PSU history, while the 2016-17 class was a Top-15 group at the time of signing.
The freshman class made a significant impact on the team this season, as Tony Carr and Lamar Stevens were first and second on the team in scoring, respectively. Carr scored 13.4 points per game while shooting 39.9 percent and dishing out 4.1 assists per game, while Stevens scored 12.6 points and hauled in 5.7 rebounds per game.
The continued development of those two players will be integral to PSU’s improvement under Chambers next season.