Facilities Operations/Athletic Events Coaching Staff
Patrick Desir
Assistant Director of Facilities Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Director of Facilities Operations
Alma Mater: St. John's University
Graduating Year: 2004
Major: Sports Management
Phone: 212-854-3441

Patrick Desir is in the second year of his second stint in the Columbia Athletics Department. In his current role as Assistant Director of Facilities Operations, which he began in October 2016, Desir manages and supervises the scheduling of athletic events and fitness activities at Dodge Physical Fitness Center.


Previously, Desir served as Director of Athletics Events at Columbia from 2011-15 where he managed and supervised over 100 annual football, basketball, baseball and soccer games, served as executive liaison between athletic department and all visiting teams and VIPs prior to events, generated and distributed game day manuals and was responsible for budget and schedule management for events.


He has also worked as Columbia Athletics’ Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities from 2007-11 and Ticket Operations Coordinator (2006-07). In addition, he also gained experience as a Public Relations Intern at the National Football League for one year.


Desir earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from St. John’s University in 2004. He went on to earn his master’s degree in sports business from New York University in 2006. He also completed a study abroad program in sports studies at the University of Leicester in 2003.