Wesleyan coach takes post with Jazz

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball coach Patrick Beilein has taken a position with the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

Beilein, 29, will serve under Jazz head coach Quin Snyder in a player development and video coordinator role.

Snyder plans to utilize Beilein’s strengths as a shooting instructor with a young, developing roster.

Beilein, the son of former West Virginia and current Michigan coach John Beilein, coached the Bobcats for two seasons, compiling a mark of 32-27. Last season, he led Wesleyan to a 20-12 record in its first year playing in the Mountain East Conference.

The Bobcats lost to Fairmont State in the quarterfinals of the MEC tournament.

Prior to his stint at Wesleyan, Beilein served director of basketball operations at Division I Bradley. He also served as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College and as a graduate assistant under his father at Michigan.

Beilein played professional basketball in Ireland, and as a member of the Houston Rockets’ NBA summer league following a stellar career at WVU, where he scored over 1,000 points and was a member of teams that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and Elite Eight.