Pat Rotchford enters his third season as a member for the CMS Football coaching staff. He comes to CMS from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where he served as a graduate assistant in 2009 and 2010. While at St. Ambrose, Pat spent time working with the offensive line and also served as the JV head coach and offensive coordinator during the 2010 season. Pat most recently served as the tight ends and H-backs coach while finishing up his Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership in the spring of 2011.
Prior to his time at St. Ambrose, Rotchford worked as the offensive line coach at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois during the 2008 season. During his time at MacMurray the offense saw big improvements over the previous season: scoring offensive improved 16.8 points per game, total offense rank improved 179 spots, passing offense rank improved 209 spots and scoring offense rank improved 144 spots.
Before MacMurray, Coach Rotchford had the opportunity to work as a scouting assistant with the Buffalo Bills in the summer of 2007. Pat worked with the scouting staff as a player personnel intern through training camp.
Rotchford graduated from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in 2007 where he majored in Sports Management and played offensive line for the Cardinals. During his four years, the St. John Fisher College Cardinals saw outstanding success winning two Empire 8 Conference Championships. It was during Rotchford’s senior year he was part of a team that won the east region and made it to the national semifinals of the Division III Championships, eventually losing to Mount Union.
Rotchford is originally from Baldwinsville, New York where he attended C.W. Baker High School. He lettered in football and hockey during his high school years in Baldwinsville.
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