Patrick Suddes serves as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football, joining the Tigers prior to the 2016 season. Suddes was the Tigers' director of player personnel before being promoted in June. He oversees the Tigers' recruiting department and works with Coach Gus Malzahn on roster management.
Suddes was Arizona State's assistant athletics director for recruiting during 2014-15. He served as director of player personnel at Texas under Mack Brown during the 2013 season and spent six seasons before that at Alabama (2007-13) as associate director of football operations. His duties included organizing weekly recruiting meetings, developing monthly recruiting initiatives, coordinating and monitoring all recruiting events and day-to-day activities, overseeing summer camps and coaching clinics, and creating a marketing and strategic plan that included social media expansion and mobile app development.
Suddes spent two seasons under Nick Saban with the Miami Dolphins, including 2005 as a defensive assistant and 2006 as an offensive assistant, responsible for quality control, including breakdown and scouting reports of opponents, organizing game plans and self-scouting, in both positions.
A 2005 graduate of Alabama with a degree in business management, Suddes began his career in 2004 as a recruiting intern at LSU where he assisted in day-to-day recruiting operations and quality control on offense and defense. Suddes is a graduate of Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga. He is married to the former Rachel Notar of Pell City, Ala.