"As colleges and universities, we have a responsibility to prepare our students to excel both on and off the field of play," said John J. DeGioia, the president of Georgetown University and chairman of the Division I Committee on Academics. "This year's Graduation Success Rate is exceptional - the highest in history."
"Patrick's commitment to Georgetown and to further animating our legacy of excellence is inspiring," DeGioia said in a statement. "He is a visionary leader with a deep connection to our community. His experience as a coach over the last 15 years with some of the best basketball minds in the country has prepared him to lead our program. We very much look forward to welcoming him back to our Hilltop as the head coach of our men's basketball team."