Seventh Year, Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Patrick Harris has been the Assistant Coach for the Varsity Program at Westwood High School for the past 6 seasons. The 2019-2020 season will be his 7th season on the staff as a Varsity Assistant Coach. He also serves as the Head of Scouting, the Head of Youth Development, and Off-Season Coordinator for the program.
Along with JV Coach Ryan Douglass, the two formed and manage the AAU basketball program New England Spartan Basketball and coach several teams throughout the Spring and Fall AAU seasons.
Through Harris' first 6 seasons as a varsity assistant coach at Westwood, the team has complied a 103-36 record (74% winning percentage), including multiple state tournament victories, 2 Riley Classic Championships, 3 Tri-Valley League Championships, winning the TVL Sportsmanship Award, and an undefeated (20-0) regular season during the 2014-2015 season. He has also helped coach numerous TVL All-Stars, 3 TVL MVPs, and a Regional All State player.
For the 2017-2018 season, the Wolverines finished the regular season with a 10-12 record, earning them the #16 Seed in the Division II South Sectional Tournament. In the State Tournament, they won their opening round matchup at home against the #17 seed Walpole Rebels (80-61). In the second round of the tournament, the Wolverines fell to the #1 seed Tech Boston / Dorchester (88-44).
For the 2018-2019 season, in his first season as a Varsity Assistant Coach, the varsity team finished with a 19-5 record and a TVL Large Championship. As the #4 seed, they beat the #13 O'Bryant Tigers in the opening round of the state tournament before falling to the #5 seed New Mission Titans in the 2nd round.
For the 2016-2017 season, Westwood finished the regular season with a record of 19-3. They were TVL Champions and earned the #2 seed in the Division II South Sectional Tournament. After having a bye in the first round, they beat #10 sed Foxboro at home in the 2nd round. They then lost their next games in the D2 South Semi-Finals to eventual D2 South Champions Whitman-Hanson.
For the 2015-2016 season, Westwood finished the season with a record of 15-8. The team earned the #7 Seed in the Division II South Sectional Tournament, losing to Scituate High School in the first round.
In the 2014-2015 season, the Wolverines finished the season at 21-1, which included an undefeated (20-0) regular season. Other accolades from that season include the team winning the Riley Classic Championship, being named Tri-Valley League Champions, winning the TVL Sportsmanship Award, and earning them the #1 Seed in the Division II South Sectional Tournament. The team won their first-round playoff game against Dorchester, before losing to Foxboro in the South Section Quarter Finals. .
In his first season, the 2013-2014 Wolverines finished the season with a 17-5 record (16-4 in the regular season), good for second place in the Tri-Valley League and enough to earn them the #3 seed in the Division II South Sectional Tournament. The team won their first round playoff game against Hingham before losing a close and hard fought game to Walpole in the South Sectional Quarter-Finals.
His prior coaching experience includes coaching AAU basketball at Mass Premier in Foxboro, Massachusetts. While coaching at Mass Premier, he helped coach a 9th grade team to become the Massachusetts State Champion Runner-Ups and receive an invitation to Nationals.
Harris is a graduate of Tufts University (class of 2014) with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. While at Tufts, Harris was a member of the football team before his career was cut short by a severe concussion. Prior to transferring to Tufts, he also attended and played football at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
For his high school career, Harris was a member of the Walpole High School football and basketball teams. Before graduating from Walpole High in 2008, he helped lead their football team to a Bay State Herget Championship and a Superbowl appearance. After graduation, Harris attended Suffield Academy in Connecticut for a postgraduate year at the prep school. At Suffield Academy, he helped lead their varsity football team to a New England Championship, earning himself a spot on the All–New England team.