|Previous College:||Virginia Tech|
|Position:||Head Strength and Conditioning Coach|
Jake Patten is American University's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. His responsibilities include the implementation and development of strength, speed, and conditioning for men's and women's soccer, women's lacrosse, and swimming and diving.
Patten comes from Duke University where he spent close to two years working with the football team, as well as assisting with women's lacrosse and swimming and diving. Patten graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Sociology where he played strong and free safety for the Hokies from 03-06. After his senior season he was invited to the Hula Bowl in Hawaii where he was noticed by NFL scouts and signed as an unrestricted-free agent to the San Francisco 49ers and played in all four preseason games before deciding to pursue his coaching career.
In 2009, Patten was 1 of 3 people out of 80 awarded the prestigious John Stuckey Award by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association for his knowledge of the field. He holds both the SCCC and ISCA certifications and is originally from Chantilly, Va.