Dave Patenaude
Dave Patenaude

Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2nd year

Alma Mater:
Central Connecticut State, 1990


Football Continues Spring Drills

Coastal Carolina's spring game is Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.


Coastal Football Releases 2 Deep; Welcomes Fans/Ladies Night Saturday

Fan Photo Day (4:30-6 pm) and Ladies Night is Aug. 25 (5:30 registration and cocktail social)


Coastal Football Improvises

Fan Photo Day and Ladies Night is Aug. 25


Football Names Dave Patenaude Offensive Coordinator

Patenaude has 21 years coaching experience


Watch (REPLAY) of CCU's Call In Show from BW3's in Carolina Forest

On the off week Dave Patenaude stops by and joins Matt Hogue for the weekly call in show

Dave Patenaude enters his second season as the Chanticleer offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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 - second-best total in program history, averaged 199.23 yards per game to rank 25th in the nation; passed for 3,101 yards - second-best total in program history; average 238.54 yards per game - first in the Big South and 34th nationally; and posted a 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. Coastal also set a school record with 58 touchdowns scored and rushing for at least 200 yards in seven straight games while having its second-best season marks for passing TDs (26), 63.1 pass completion percentage and 145.0 pass efficiency.

As the season progressed, Coastal's offense became more and more productive. Playing with back-up quarterback Alex Ross, Coastal rolled up 596 yards of total offense, scoring touchdowns on eight of 13 possessions, while having a school-record 99-yard scoring drive which featured a school-record 81-yard Ross to Niccolo Mastromatteo touchdown pass. The following week, with first team All-Big South quarterback Aramis Hillary under center, Coastal tallied 625 yards of total offense, including a season-high 365 on the ground, while scoring on eight of 10 offensive possessions. The Chants closed the season with a 540-yard performance in the second-round NCAA playoff contest at Old Dominion.

Hillary, who ranked 21st in the nation in passing efficiency (142.94), led the Big South and ranked 22nd in total offense (269.33) while setting CCU single-season record with 352 pass attempts and 226 completions. In the process, three Chanticleer receivers each caught at least 40 passes as Matt Hazel tied a CCU record with 61 receptions, Mastromatteo had 47 and DeMario Bennett had 43, third and fourth-best on the CCU single-season list. Jeremy Height tallied a CCU season-record 1,635 all-purpose yards and rushed for 921 yards - second-best in CCU single-season history.

All told, Hillary, Hazel and center Pat Williams were named first team All-Big South while Mastromatteo, Chad Hamilton (LT), David Duran (TE) and Height (RB) were named second team.

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 (8) and Estelle (3).