Dave Patenaude
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Dave Patenaude

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

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Alma Mater Central Connecticut State, 1990
Dave Patenaude


Dave Patenaude is in his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech.

Patenaude is a 28-year collegiate coaching veteran with 12 years of experience as an offensive coordinator at Temple (2017-18), Coastal Carolina (2012-16), Georgetown (2010-11), Hofstra (2008-09) and Columbia (2001). He also served as head coach at New Haven for two seasons (2002-03).

In his two seasons at Temple, the Owls had two of the three highest single-season passing totals in school history. In 2018, TU boasted one of the top two rushers in the American Athletic Conference (Ryquell Armstrong – 109.8 ypg) and one of the top three receivers in the AAC  (Randle Jones – 19.35 ypr).

Patenaude and his wife, Christine, have two daughters: Eva and Estelle.

 FamilyWife: Christine;
Children: Eva and Estelle
 Alma MaterCentral Connecticut State, 1990
 1987-90Central Connecticut State (QB/FS)
1991U.S. Coast Guard AcademyRunning Backs
1992-93Springfield (Mass.)Running Backs/Wide Receivers
1994FordhamTight Ends
1995FordhamWide Receivers
1996-97FordhamQuarterbacks/Wide Receivers
1998-99ColumbiaWide Receivers
2000ColumbiaQuarterbacks/Wide Receivers
2001ColumbiaOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2002-03New HavenHead Coach
2004-05Holy CrossRunning Backs
2006Holy CrossWide Receivers/Special Teams Coordinator
2007HofstraPassing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2008-09HofstraOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2010-11GeorgetownOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2012-16Coastal CarolinaOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2017-18TempleOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
2019-Georgia TechOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks


A 28-year collegiate coaching veteran, Dave Patenaude is in his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech.

Patenaude came to Georgia Tech from Temple, where he served as head coach Geoff Collins’ offensive coordinator for two seasons (2017-18).

Under Patenaude’s direction, Temple put together two of the three highest single-season passing totals in school history (3,273 yards in 2017, 3,297 yards in 2018) and ranks 24th nationally in scoring offense in 2018. Individually, TU running back Ryquell Armstrong ranks second in the American Athletic Conference and 14th nationally in rushing (109.8 ypg) and wide receiver Randle Jones ranks third in the AAC and 13th nationally in yards per reception (19.35 avg.) in ’18.

“Dave has produced record-setting offenses his entire career,” Collins said of Patenaude. “He did a great job for us the last two years at Temple. I’m excited about the fast-paced, spread, pro-style offense that we’re going to run here at Georgia Tech. With his experience, the transition is going to be awesome.”

Prior to his successful two-year tenure at Temple, Patenaude spent five seasons as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Coastal Carolina. CCU set nearly every school record for offense during his five years with the Chanticleers, including single-season scoring, total offense, rushing yards and passing yards, while registering three 10-win seasons. Coastal Carolina also produced four finalists for the Walter Payton Award (NCAA Division I FCS Player of the Year) and three NFL draft picks (WR Matt Hazel RB De’Angelo Henderson and RB Lorenzo Taliaferro) during Patenaude’s five years with the Chants.

Twelve of Patenaude’s 28 years as a collegiate coach have been spent as an offensive coordinator, including each of the last 11 at Temple (2017-18), Coastal Carolina (2012-16), Georgetown (2010-11), and Hofstra (2008-09). He also served as offensive coordinator for one season at Columbia (2001).

Patenaude’s career also includes two seasons as the head coach at the University of New Haven (2002-03), where he produced the program’s first NFL product in eight years (Phil Bogle) before the program was disbanded following the 2003 season. He has also served as an assistant coach at Hofstra (2007 – passing game coordinator/quarterbacks), Holy Cross (2004-05 – running backs; 2006 – wide receivers/special teams coordinator), Columbia (1998-1999 – wide receivers; 2000 – quarterbacks/wide receivers) Fordham (1994 – tight ends; 1995 – wide receivers; 1996-97 – quarterbacks/wide receivers), Springfield (Mass.) (1992-93 – running backs/wide receivers) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1991 – running backs). He and Collins first coached together at Fordham in 1996, when Collins served as linebackers coach for the Rams.

“My family and I are excited and honored to join the long-storied football program at Georgia Tech,” Patenaude said. “I have seen firsthand the passion and vision that Coach Collins brings to a new program and I look forward to getting to work on The Flats.”

Patenaude was a three-year starter at quarterback and free safety at Central Connecticut State. He graduated from CCSU in 1990 and earned a master’s from Springfield in 1993. He and his wife, Christine, have two daughters: Eva and Estelle.