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Aaron Patterson

Director of Athletics

Ludlow, MA


Work Experience

Director of Athletics


2011 to 2011

• Athletic Director for 2 major high schools; Holyoke High and Dean Technical High School which encompasses 30 sports, 40 teams, 61 paid coaches, over 40 volunteer coaches, 2 athletic trainers, 2 site supervisors, 1 administrative assistant 
• Responsible for all aspects of running a high school athletics program including, eligibility, budgeting, scheduling, hiring staff, purchasing equipment and uniforms, contest management, fundraising, facility management, conducting educational programs for athletes and parents 
• GPA of Athletes 2.9 versus non-athletes 2.3 
• 2011 MIAA Ted Damko State Award Winner 
• PVIAC Executive Board Member 
• PVIAC Liaison for Fall Meetings 
• Chair of the PVIAC Scheduling Sub-Committee 
• Member of the Sub-Committee on All League Selection and PVIAC Bylaws and Conference Rules and Regulations 
• MVADA Football Tournament Committee 
• MIAA Leadership Training Institute Graduate 
• Started The Student Athlete Leadership Team in Holyoke with the mission of developing leaders who make a commitment to being drug and alcohol free 
• 2 Time host of the MIAA Football Super Bowl and 4 Time host of the MIAA Football Playoffs 
• 3 Time host of the MSSAA Regional Cheer Championships and Started the HHS Cheer Invitational 
• 6 Time host of the Western Mass Track Championships 
• Started the Showcase of Champions High School Invitational Tournament Sponsored by Spalding 
• Started the Knight-Hawk Wrestling Tournament - Largest Wrestling Tournament in W Mass 
• Facility Improvements Including: New graphics at HHS and Dean Gym Floor and Wall, New Performance Training Center at Holyoke HS, Renovations to Female Locker room at Holyoke HS, Renovations to Small Gym at HHS, New Score Boards at Dean and HHS (In process) 
• Plans in place for Phase 2 (resurfacing gym floors, new record boards, new weight equipment) 
ELMS COLLEGE- Director of Physical Education & Professor of Physical Education 
• Planned, organized, designed curriculum, and taught various courses for an 18 credit coaching minor and for the physical education core. 
• Advised students in coaching minor and students in various coaching internships 
• Added 13 courses to the physical education core with minimal costs to the college 
• Editorial Advisory Board for the Book: Coaching: A Realistic Perspective 
• Directed a fitness program for the Step-Ahead summer program 
• Site Supervisor for the Elms College Golf Classic Fundraising Tournament which raised $30,000

President of Board


2011 to 2011

2011) and Executive Board Member 
• Responsible for overseeing and conducting the 2011 Volleyball Hall of Fame Induction Festivities 
o Went from a $14,000 loss the year previous to a $8,000 gain ($22,000 net gain) 
• Member of the Tournament Committee conducting the Morgan Classic College Men's Tournament, Showcase of Champions High School Tournaments, the Women's Collegiate Tournament 
• Identified areas of cost-saving in the tournaments, induction and in the operations of the Hall 
• Rebranded the Hall of Fame with a new apparel line for the museum's retail store 
• Brought the Volleyball Hall of Fame into the 21st Century with new technology 
• Professionally produced marketing materials at a decreased cost to the Hall of Fame 
• Secured a 5 year sponsorship agreement with PSA an Event Management Company 
• All current sponsors were renewed this year at a level equal to or higher than in previous years 
• The Volleyball Hall of Fame presented at the USA Volleyball Convention 
• Largest Ever Annual Appeal involving USA Regions and Board/Honorary Board Member 
• The Volleyball Hall of Fame had a presence at the AVCA National Conference and Women's Division 1 Collegiate Volleyball Championship for the first time ever 
• Relationships were renewed with the local colleges which resulted in securing quality internships from Elms College and Springfield College. 
• Proactive engagement of mayor-elect (now mayor) Alex Morse to ensure continued and increased support of the City of Holyoke. 
• Strengthened the Volleyball Hall of Fame's relationship with USA Volleyball 
• Renewed a relationship with the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce 
• Secured a spot to present the Volleyball Hall of Fame's Mission at the FIVB World Congress in 2012 
• Soccer Education Business specializing in soccer training and overnight and day summer camps 
• Responsible for all marketing, administration, licensing, & web development for the summer camps 
• Secured international staff of coaches from: USA, Brazil, Peru, Morocco, England, Portugal 
• Responsible for ordering all equipment including uniforms for all participants and staff 
FOREST PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL - Physical Education Teacher 
• Wrote and acquired the Healthy Choices Grant promoting the 5-2-1 Message 
• Developed a partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame - Champions of Character Program 
• Instituted a New Wellness Curriculum 
• Professional Development Presenter-Topic: Implementing a Wellness Model 
• Wellness Committee Member, SCDM Committee Member, Crisis Intervention Trained 
• Started a school wide field day for the twelve 6th grade classes involving 12 cooperative activities 
• Responsible for recruiting employees and developing personal financial plans for families 
• Recruited over 50 PFA's for the company in the first year 
• Selected to speak twice at company functions 
• Went from a new hire to a Division Leader in one year working part time 
YMCA OF SPRINGFIELD - Interim Director of Adult & Youth Sports 
• Planned, organized, marketed, advertised, and budgeted, various youth and adult sport programs. 
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE - Graduate Associate Teacher 
• Taught various physical education courses for the Department of Physical Education. 
CAMP AND CLINIC EXPERIENCE: CEO and Co-Owner of Amaral Soccer Owner of The Shooting Star's Basketball Camp 
Elms College - Camp Director Western New England College - Camp Director 
Morgan Wootten's Camp Instructor Five Star Basketball Camp Instructor 
UMass Basketball Camp Instructor Springfield College Basketball Camp Instructor 
AIC Basketball Camp/Clinic Instructor JCC Basketball Clinic Instructor


Master of Science in Physical Education

Springfield, MA