LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Little Rock Department of Athletics) – Former Trojan Brandon Patterson has been named director of player development, head coach Wes Flanigan announced on Thursday.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be back at my alma mater,” Patterson said. “It’s also a blessing to be able to connect with coach Flanigan once again. I’m just excited about having the chance to learn and help build on the great success they had last year.”

Patterson, who was recruited by Flanigan as a student-athlete at Little Rock, joins assistant coach Solomon Bozeman as the second former Trojan on the 2016-17 staff.

“Brandon Patterson is another former player that we are hoping to establish some tradition with,” Flanigan said. “He is someone that is going to be a good mentor for our guys. He played at a high level here, and he will be excellent for our guys in terms of development. I look forward to working with him and him helping us get to a consistent championship level.”

Patterson played two seasons and started 47 games for the Trojans from 2007-09 after transferring from Ole Miss. Little Rock went 43-19 and won a pair of Sun Belt Conference West Division Championships in his two years with the program. A 6-6 guard, Patterson led the Trojans in minutes played as a junior and assists as a senior.

Patterson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health science in 2009.