Patrick Coughlin named head of Pentagon Basketball Academy

Patrick Coughlin has been named coordinator of the POWER Basketball Academy at the Sanford Pentagon. Coughlin played at the University of Sioux Falls.

By: Paul Heinert .

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –- Patrick Coughlin has been named coordinator of the POWER Basketball Academy at the Sanford Pentagon.

Coughlin, a Brookings, South Dakota, native, played basketball at the University of Sioux Falls and graduated in 2013. He has been an assistant with the POWER Basketball Academy since 2014 and worked with thousands of young athletes during that time.

“Patrick’s basketball experience and knowledge of the game along with the relationships he’s built with athletes, coaches and parents make him the perfect fit for this position,” said Kevin Lampe, executive vice president of Sanford Sports. “I have the utmost confidence in Pat that he will build upon the academy’s reputation as the premier academy in the area.”

The POWER Basketball Academy is a comprehensive player development program with a wide variety of basketball development options. From private workouts to team management and everything in between, the professional staff is knowledgeable, energetic, and creates a positive environment for players of all ages and skill levels to develop, learn, and enjoy the game of basketball.

“The Pentagon Basketball Academy is a special place to improve your skills on the court, and I am excited to lead this program.” said Coughlin. “We have an outstanding group of coaches on staff, and I am excited to continue helping players reach their goals.”

Former NBA guard and All-American at Kansas, Kirk Hinrich, serves as the lead academy specialist. The academy is also supported by more than a dozen coaches and is active in adding the best local and regional basketball coaches available.

“I have been very impressed with Pat’s ability to not only conduct workouts, but also connect with all the athletes and coaches at the academy,” said Hinrich. “He’s got my full support, and I know he’s going to do a great job in his new role.”

A list of basketball camps at the Sanford Pentagon this year can be found at

About the Sanford Pentagon
The cornerstone of the Sanford Sports Complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is the Sanford Pentagon, a 160,000-square-foot, five-sided facility featuring nine basketball courts, including the 1950s/1960s-inspired Heritage Court. The venue combines state-of-the-art amenities—including high-definition video boards and executive suites—with period-specific finishes that are a nod to the nostalgic days of basketball.

The 3,200-seat Pentagon is home to Sanford POWER Basketball Academy, Sanford POWER Volleyball Academy, the NBA G League’s Sioux Falls Skyforce, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s and Men’s Basketball tournaments and the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

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