Presbyterian College and men's basketball head coach Dustin Kerns rounded out the staff with the addition of Patrick Moynihan, who spent last season at Troy as a graduate assistant.
“I am extremely grateful to be joining the Presbyterian family,” said Moynihan. “I'd like to thank Coach Kerns for this amazing opportunity. I am ready to work hard for our staff, our players, and Presbyterian College.”
Moynihan comes to PC after one season at Troy and helped spark one of the best seasons at the tradition rich Troy program. The Trojans saw their largest improvement in the history of the program, going 22-15, winning its first Sun Belt Championship, and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In his lone season at Troy, Moynihan assisted with many aspects of the program and helped the Trojans to a 13-win improvement from the previous season.
Moynihan previously spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at North Alabama. The Lions had a winning record in 2015-16, going 16-13 on the year with a 12-4 record at home and 13-9 in the Gulf South Conference. The season was highlighted by a 94-81 win over Kentucky Wesleyan, which was ranked fifth in the country and was one of only three losses on the year.
“Patrick has an incredible reputation, pedigree for coaching, and work ethic that has created an infectious way of winning," said Coach Kerns. "His attention to detail, organization, and experiences will complement our staff and program in a positive way. From his background as a player, our student-athletes will benefit from his understanding of the process and development on the court, in the classroom, and the community. I am very excited about Patrick completing our coaching staff and the addition to our program.”
Moynihan graduated with a degree in finance and management from North Georgia in 2013 where he lettered in men's basketball for four seasons. As a two-year captain at UNG, he was a Peach Belt Conference All-Academic selection. Moynihan had a very successful playing career and was named UNG Male athlete of the week numerous times.
After graduation, Moynihan was an assistant at Buford High School where he helped the Wolves to a 28-6 season, which included a 22-game winning streak. The team won the 2014 Region 6 AAA Championship and was the AAA State Runner-Up.
He also coached with the Atlanta All-Stars AAU team to a Georgia State Championship and a 10th-place finish at nationals.
His basketball career started at Centennial High School, which he graduated from in 2008. He lettered three times for the Knights and the team won the Region 8 5A Championship and was 5A State Runner-Up in 2007.
Moynihan was born and raised in Alpharetta, Ga. He is the grandson of former Davidson, Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State head coach Charles ‘Lefty' Driesell. His brother, Michael, is the director of operations at Mississippi State. His mother, Pam, is the pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church which is the second largest Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
Patrick Moynihan Career
2016-2017 –Graduate Assistant – Troy
2014-2016 – Graduate Assistant – North Alabama
2013-2014 – Assistant Coach – Atlanta All-Stars AAU
2013-2014 – Assistant Coach – Buford High School