Connecticut Native is new TE Coach
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Patrick Hatch, a three-time all-conference offensive lineman at Union College who spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at Stony Brook, is Yale's new tight ends coach.
Hatch worked with the Seawolves defensive linemen for two campaigns before taking over the running backs the last two. He tutored All-America backs Miguel Maysonet and Brock Jackolski, who combined for more than 3,000 yards, while helping Stony Brook to a school record output in 2011. Overall, he mentored four players who went over the 1,000-yard mark during the two seasons with the running backs.
Prior to joining Chuck Priore's staff on Long Island, Hatch coached both sides of the ball for three years at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He also worked as the academic liaison and co-video coordinator for the Engineers, who increased their win total each season, including the school's best (7-3, 2008) mark in 16 years.
Hatch is a 2006 graduate of Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., where he was a four-year starter on the offensive line and a three-time All-Liberty League selection. In 2005, the Dutchmen were undefeated in the regular season en route to capturing the Liberty League title and reaching the second round of the NCAA Division III Championships.
Hatch, who grew up in Meriden, Conn. and is the only current Yale football staff member born in the Nutmeg State, is a 2002 Maloney High School graduate and lives in Meriden.