Patrick Burnham joined the USF football staff as the director of player development in July 2006 and has been promoted to three different positions since.
The Decatur, Ala., native is currently the assistant director of football operations. He was previously in the role of director of player personnel, where he oversaw the assimilation process for newcomers to the team, administered TheUSFBulls.com and helped organize and run official/unofficial visits.
He joined USF from GridIron Technologies, where he was a sales manager with accounts including the BIG EAST, Conference USA and eight NFL teams.
A 1994 graduate of Florida State University, where he studied history and political science, Burnham worked as a graduate assistant/intern at the University of South Carolina from 1996-98. At South Carolina, he worked in the areas of recruiting and video/film breakdown. He was also an assistant coach at Lincoln High in Tallahassee from 1991-92.
In addition to that football experience, Burnham has had a successful business career, both with GridIron Technologies and Southeastern Freight Lines, where he was an account manager from 1995-96 and again from 1999-2005.
Burnham was a scholarship football player at Samford in 1988, before he opted to attend Florida State. He is the son of former USF associate head coach and defensive coordinator Wally Burnham, who is now the defensive coordinator at Iowa State, and his brother, Shane, coaches defensive tackles at Iowa State.