For 20 seasons, Patrick Cunningham is the only coach that Arizona Western College has leaned on to guide the Women’s Basketball Program. The longevity ranks him second in tenure in school history and his 432 career wins make him the third winningest coach across all sports.
As the only coach in the history of AWC Women’s Basketball, the Matadors have enjoyed 19 winning seasons, 13 playoff appearances, 8 of which landed in the Region I Finals during a pair of 30-win seasons, resulting in one Region I Championship (2002) and a trip to the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. Under Cunningham the Matadors have consistently been ranked in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Poll, rising as high as #2. Cunningham’s teams have produced 13 NJCAA All-Americans, 5 State Farm WBCA All-Americans and have helped over 30 student-athletes continue their career at the NJCAA level.
In addition to his coaching duties, Cunninham is a Professor of Economics in the BCIS at Arizona Western College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University.