|Position:||Director of Player Personnel|
Patrick Girardi is set to begin his ninth season as a member of the Bruin staff and his sixth as Director of Recruiting & Player Personnel for football.
In his present position, Girardi's duties include recruiting administration and organization; current roster and scholarship management, managing all official and unofficial visits; tracking all recruiting paperwork, including transcripts, serving as liaison to college All-Star game representatives; and other assignments from the head coach. In four of the last five years, the UCLA Football staff has signed classes ranked inside the top 12 in the country.
He served in the 2009 and 2010 seasons as an intern under the Director of On Campus Recruiting. In 2008, Girardi worked as an offensive intern. He assisted the offensive line coach, assembled and drew weekly game playbooks, broke down game fi lm and composed self-scout reports. He also assisted and helped organize recruiting efforts in Southern and Northern California. Girardi began his coaching career as a varsity assistant at Loyola High School in 2006-2007. In 2007, he tutored the offensive line and in 2006, he coached the defensive line.
Girardi, who played college football at Columbia, continued his playing career in the Arena 2 Football League. He played on both the offensive line and defensive line for the Tri-Cities Fever in 2006. He had previously played on both lines for the San Diego Riptide in 2004.
Girardi was an All-Ivy League selection as an offensive lineman at Columbia in 2002. He was also a team captain that season. A three-year starter, he played from 1999- 2002. Girardi attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles and was named a 1999 first-team All-Del Rey League performer as an offensive lineman. He received a National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete award.
PERSONAL - Education: Bachelor's in Economics from Columbia University, 2003; At UCLA: Ninth year/Sixth in administration (joined the staff in April of 2008); Born: February 25, 1981 in Torrance, CA; Family: Son of Jack and Denise Girardi; has one brother, Vincent. He and his wife, the former Molly Weber, were married in June of 2013 and they live in Los Angeles.