Idaho colleges roundup: Patton inducted into Idaho tennis hall of fame

June 4, 2013 

Boise State men's coach Greg Patton was inducted into the Idaho Tennis Association Hall of Fame on Friday.

He is 731-338 after 32 years as a head coach at the NCAA Division I level and ranks fifth in the nation for most active wins.

He has spent the majority of his career at Boise State, amassing a 380-145 record while winning 10 conference championships and garnering 11 conference coach of the year honors and was recognized as the NCAA Coach of the Year in 1997.

Former Boise State player and Micron Chairman Steve Appleton also was inducted.

BOISE STATE MEN'S BASKETBALL: The La Grande (Ore.) Observer reported Monday that Eastern Oregon coach Isaac Williams will join the Boise State staff as its director of basketball operations. Eastern Oregon announced Friday that Williams was leaving the school for "other opportunities." He was the NAIA Mountaineers' head coach for four seasons, leading them to a 28-5 mark last season. Chris Cobbina, Boise State's director of basketball operations the past two seasons, left last month to pursue opportunities closer to his hometown of Toronto.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE: All 15 teams in the NCAA Division II program in Nampa will be outfitted in new Nike gear. "The power of the Nike swoosh will be an asset for NNU both on the court, field and track and in the recruiting wars,'' Athletic Director Bill Rapp said.

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