Coastal Carolina's spring game is Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Fan Photo Day (4:30-6 pm) and Ladies Night is Aug. 25 (5:30 registration and cocktail social)
Fan Photo Day and Ladies Night is Aug. 25
Patenaude has 21 years coaching experience
On the off week Dave Patenaude stops by and joins Matt Hogue for the weekly call in show
In his first year, Coastal’s offense was among the nation’s best in numerous categories while having one of the best seasons in the 10-year program history. Coastal rushed for 2,590 yards – then second-best total in program history, passed for 3,101 yards – then second-best total in program history and posted a then school-record 5,691 yards of total offense, ranking first in the Big South and 18th nationally with an average of 437.77 yards of total offense per game.
His second season with the Chanticleers was even more impressive as his unit – featuring seven All-Big South picks. Coastal set 25 CCU and 18 Big South offensive records, breaking all of its season bests from 2012, while leading the NCAA FCS in fewest tackles for loss allowed (3.33) as well as ranking among the FCS top five in third down conversions (2nd), fourth down conversions (2nd), first downs (5th), red zone offense (3rd) and scoring offense (5th). Individually, All-American, Walter Payton Award finalist and 2013 Big South Offensive Player of the Year Lorenzo Taliaferro ranked third in the FCS in rushing touchdowns (27) and third in rushing yards (1,729). Overall, he would set 12 CCU and seven Big South single-season offensive records. Also, first team All-Big South quarterback Alex Ross led the league in seven offensive categories.
In addition Matt Hazel set the top two spots on the CCU single-season list for receptions (70 and 61) under Patenaude. He and Taliaferro would go on to play in the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl, respectively, and later become the first set of Big South teammates to be drafted by the NFL in the same season – Taliaferro going in the fourth round and Hazel in the sixth. Offensive lineman Jamey Cheatwood was named All-American. Coastal’s offense was just as dominant in 2014, once again featuring seven All-Big South picks, another All-American in offensive lineman Chad Hamilton and the league’s Offensive Player of the Year in Ross. Ross would also finish seventh in the Walter Payton Award voting while setting Big South and Coastal Carolina single-season records for passing yards, pass completions and total offense. Running back De’Angleo Henderson was among the FCS best in rushing yards and touchdowns while Bruce Mapp broke Hazel’s record with 71 receptions in just 14 games.
The Chants led the Big South in nine offensive categories while ranking first in the NCAA FCS in fourth downs conversions, fourth in first downs, eighth in fewest passes intercepted, ninth in third down conversions and 13th in scoring offense.
In Patenaude’s three seasons, Coastal’s offense has become more and more productive. A turning point came midway through 2012 when, playing with then back-up quarterback Ross, Coastal rolled up 596 yards of total offense at Gardner-Webb, scoring touchdowns on eight of 13 possessions. Overall, Patenaude’s offense owns almost every CCU single-game and season offensive record, held by both individuals and team, including eight of the schools top seven single-game performances for total offense.
Patenaude came to Coastal Carolina after spending two seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgetown University.
In his first year at Georgetown, he helped the Hoyas to one of their most productive seasons on offense in the past decade. Patenaude guided quarterback Scott Darby to a pair of Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors. In addition, the team gained 3,230 all-purpose offensive yards that led to four more wins in 2010 than in 2009. Then, in 2011, Georgetown went 8-3, another four-game improvement over the previous year, and was runner-up in the Patriot League.
Prior to his time at Georgetown, Patenaude spent three seasons on the coaching staff at Hofstra, the last two as the team’s offensive coordinator, before the University dropped the football program. 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. 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.
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 at the Division II school, the Chargers posted a 5-15 record and produced two standouts that went on to the National Football League.
Patenaude spent a four-year tenure (1998-2001) at Columbia University. He served as wide receivers coach for the Lions from 1998-2000, was also in charge of coaching the quarterbacks in 2000 and 2001, and became Columbia’s offensive coordinator in 2001.
Prior to going to Columbia, Patenaude spent four seasons at Fordham University, serving as tight ends coach his first season, special teams coordinator and wide receivers from 1995-97 and added quarterbacks coach to his double-duty during his final two seasons. 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.
A 1990 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Patenaude was a three-year starting quarterback and free safety. He and his wife, Christine, have two daughters, Eva (11) and Estelle (6).