Patrick Hatch, a three-time all-conference offensive lineman at Union College, completed his second year at Yale in 2014. Hatch, who spent the prior four seasons as an assistant coach at Stony Brook, is Yale’s tight ends coach.
Hatch was challenged with numerous injuries to his charges last fall but still engineered one of the most productive (35 catches) seasons for Eli ends in recent memory.
In his four years at Stony Brook, the Seawolves won four consecutive Big South Conference titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA playoffs in both 2011 and 2012. In his first two seasons at Stony Brook, Hatch worked with the Seawolves’ defensive line before moving over to coach the running backs. 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. Maysonet finished second in voting for the 2012 Walter Payton Award, given to the FCS player of the year. Overall, Hatch mentored four players who rushed for over 1,000-yards during his two seasons with the running backs.
Prior to joining Chuck Priore’s staff on Long Island, Hatch coached the offensive line for three years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. WPI increased its win total in each of Hatch’s three seasons, 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 and currently resides in Meriden, Conn., is a 2002 Maloney High School graduate.