|Position:||Quality Control Analyst / Defense|
|Alma Mater:||Stephen F. Austin State University|
Jonathan Patke joined the Miami football coaching staff before the start of spring practice in 2016.
He currently serves as the team’s quality control analyst for Hurricanes’ defensive unit. In his current role, Patke works directly with Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and assists with the Hurricane linebackers.
In addition, Patke breaks down film and provides scouting reports to the defensive staff.
Patke arrived in Coral Gables after he spent the 2015 season at Mississippi State where he also worked with Diaz on the defensive side of the ball, serving as a graduate assistant.
During his lone season in Starkville, Patke helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-4 record and a victory in the 2015 Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C. In addition, the Bulldogs’ set the school record for tackles for loss and ranked 10th nationally during the 2015 campaign.
Before joining the coaching staff at Mississippi State, Patke also worked with Diaz at Louisiana Tech during the 2014 campaign and helped guide the Bulldogs to a 9-5 record. Louisiana Tech also captured the 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl, defeating Illinois 35-18.
Louisiana Tech defensive unit ranked No. 1 in the country in turnovers gained and interceptions. The Bulldogs also ranked second nationally in tackles for loss.
Patke began his coaching career in 2011 at University of The Incarnate Word, working with current Miami safety coach Ephraim Banda. He spent two years at UIW and earned his master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on sports management.
Patke received his undergraduate degree in business adminstration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2008. He also played linebacker at SFA for four years (2004-08) and was a three-year starter.