Mike Fitzpatrick has been added to the coaching staff for the Susquehanna University Men's Basketball team for the start of the 2017-18 season. Fitzpatrick spent one season as assistant coach at Salisbury University and a season as assistant at his Alma Mater, Arcadia University before coming to Susquehanna.
At Salisbury, Fitzpatrick helped the Sea Gulls to a 20-win season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17.
Fitzpatrick played four seasons at Arcadia and graduated in 2014. As a coach, Fitzpatrick was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, compiling scouting reports, and organizing and publishing a monthly alumni newsletter, among other responsibilities.
Fitzpatrick received many academic honors during his playing time at Arcadia, including being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Academic Winter Honor Roll three times. Fitzpatrick was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor's Court as a junior and senior.
As a senior, Fitzpatrick started 11 games and finished second on the team in assists. He was honored as the "Sam Cozen Player of the Week" which was presented in recognition of his performance on the court and in the classroom by the Philadelphia-Area Small College Coaches Association (PASSCA) in February, 2014.
A native of Maryland, Fitzpatrick played at Loyola Blakefield High School in the Baltimore Catholic League (BCL). As a junior, he started for a Dons team that lost in the BCL tournament championship. As a senior, he was the team's second-leading scorer and was named honorable-mention all-conference.