The Bruin Report for 11-25-12, featuring guests Pat Girardi and Will Peddie
Patrick Girardi is set to begin his sixth season as a member of the Bruin staff and his second as Director of On-Campus Recruiting 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.
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 film 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.
Pat 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: Fifth year/fourth 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 fiancee, Molly Weber, reside in Playa Del Rey.
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