Penn State has tabbed Boston University's Pat Chambers to take over the Nittany Lions basketball program, capping a whirlwind coaching search following the surprise departure of Ed DeChellis.
A posting on the website for Boston University announced the move late yesterday afternoon, confirmed soon afterward by Penn State.
"Penn State basketball begins a new era today," Nittany Lions athletic director Tim Curley said yesterday, "and Patrick Chambers ushers in that era with proven success, an appreciation of and commitment to Penn State ideals, and the energy and enthusiasm required to compete at the highest level."
Chambers, a former Villanova assistant from Episcopal Academy, led the Terriers to their first America East title and NCAA Tournament in nine seasons this spring. BU lost in the second round to Kansas. He is 42-28 since joining the Terriers in 2009. Last month, Chambers signed an extension that would have kept him at BU through 2015-16.