Patrick Gayle
Albany State University
Patrick Gayle
Head Coach
Albany State
Division 2

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Patrick Gayle has just completed one season at Albany State University after a successful ten year run as an assistant and most recently, the head coach at St. Thomas University. Albany State had a six game improvement and the best conference record since 2012-13 with a second place finish in the East Division of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (12-5).From 2008-2012 he was an assistant before being promoted in July of 2012 where he went on to compile an overall record of 125-51 over six seasons as the head coach at St.Thomas University. In his first three years at the helm of the program, Gayle guided the Bobcats to the NAIA Division II Tournament advancing to the Sweet 16 in twice (2013, 2014). He was twice named Sun Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Bobcats to Sun Conference Regular Season titles during the 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 seasons. Gayle took over as Head Coach following four seasons as Assistant Coach with Coach Clark Maloney with the Bobcats going 69-49 with Gayle on the staff. Prior to St. Thomas, He was an Assistant Coach at Tiffin University (Ohio), Creekside HS in Fairburn, Ga., and Nova HS in Davie, Fla. At Creekside, Gayle coached Kevin Murphy, a 2012 second-round draft pick of the Utah Jazz out of Tennessee Tech.   His team also made history during the 2013-2014 season as they set a new school record for wins (26). During his tenure at St. Thomas, his program produced twelve All-Conference players, three All-Defensive team honorees, six NAIA All-Americans and three Deans List Student-Athletes. Gayles efforts were acknowledged by his peers as he was recently honored as the 2018 St. Thomas University Staff Member of the Year. Gayle is a strong believer in giving back and through the NAIA Champions of Character program was active with youth programs around the community. He has worked with the Dwyane Wade Basketball Camp, where he was named the 2011 Coach of the Camp. In his tenth year as a teacher with experience in the Miami-Dade and Broward school systems, Gayle was Lead Teacher for STEM Math at Margate Middle School in Margate, Fla. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Memphis in 2002 and completed his M.B.A in 2007 from Tiffin University. Gayle and his wife Sherida have four children Sanai, Asaya, Solomon and Asahel.