Dave Patenaude was named offensive coordinator at Georgetown University in April 2010 and helped the Hoyas to one of its most productive seasons on offense in the past decade.
Patenaude helped guide quarterback Scott Darby to two Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors, while the team gained 3,230 all purpose offensive yards to help the team win four more games in 2010 than in 2009.
Patenaude comes to the Hilltop after serving for three seasons on the coaching staff at Hofstra University, the last two as the team's offensive coordinator. A former head football coach at Division II University of New Haven, he served as the Pride's quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator in 2007. Hofstra ranked fifth in the conference and 26th in the nation in passing offense in 2007. Under Patenaude's guidance Pride quarterback Bryan Savage ranked fourth in the CAA and 15th in the FCS in total offense in 2007. In 2008, with a young offense that lost two starting quarterbacks to injuries, the Pride ranked fifth in the conference in rushing and seventh in total offense.
Patenaude arrived at Hofstra after three seasons at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He served as running backs coach for the Crusaders in 2004 and 2005 before becoming the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2006. While at Holy Cross he coached two-time All-America tailback Steve Silva, who also led the nation in all-purpose yards in 2005.
A 1990 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Patenaude was a three-year starting quarterback and free safety. He began his collegiate coaching career in 1991 as running backs coach at the United States Coast Guard Academy. After one season at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., he moved on to Springfield (Mass.) College, where he served as wide receivers and running backs coach in 1991 and 1993. While at Springfield he completed a master's degree in physical education and sports management.
In 1994, Patenaude began a four-year tenure at Fordham University, serving as tight ends coach his first season, special teams coordinator and wide receivers from 1995-97, and adding quarterbacks coach to his double-duty during his final two seasons. He moved south in New York City in 1998 to begin a four-year tenure at Columbia University. He served as wide receivers coach for the Lions from 1998-2000, adding the quarterback coach's responsibilities in 2000 and 2001, and became Columbia's offensive coordinator in 2001.
In 2002, Patenaude was named the head football coach at the University of New Haven (Conn.) where he served for two seasons. During his tenure, two New Haven standouts went on to the National Football League before the Chargers gridiron program was dropped following the 2003 season.