Patrick Moore returned to Madonna University in the summer of 2007 to become the fourth ever Director of Sports Information and Athletic Communications.
Moore serves as the spokesperson in the MU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and is the voice with the local, state and national media for Madonna Athletics. Moore is also the primary contact for all 11 of the Crusaders' intercollegiate athletic teams overseeing all communications for the department and is the webmaster for MadonnaCrusaders.com.
Responsible for facilitating all interactions between the media and MU student-athletes and coaches, Moore is also responsible for all department publications including media guides, game and special event programs as well as schedule cards, posters and camp brochures. Moore has also crafted Crusader Nation's presence in the ever growing world of social media by creating and updating the MU Athletics' Twitter feed, Facebook page and Cover It Live blog accounts.
The guardian of the Madonna Athletics brand, Moore oversaw the redesign of both the Crusader logo (and its ancillary components) in 2011 as well as a complete redesign of MadonnaCrusaders.com in the summers of 2008 and 2011.
In addition to his sports information duties, Moore also aids in the planning and execution of the annual Blue and Gold Awards, serves on the Madonna Athletics Hall of Fame and Julie Martin Memorial Scholarship selection committees as well as being a member of the senior leadership team for the department and assisting Athletic Director Bryan Rizzo with administrative duties with-in the department. Outside of the Athletic Department, Moore is a member of the University's Strategic Planning and Innovation Group as well as the Director's Council and sits on the Madonna Classic Golf Outing Committee which raises money each year for student scholarships.
Moore was honored with the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference's highest honor for a sports information director in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as he was named the "Mike Dean Sports Information Director of the Year", becoming the first ever three time winner of the award voted upon by the league's media relations professionals. He has served as the host media director for 12 WHAC championships. as well as serving as the media director for three NAIA Region VIII championships and the 2008 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Opening Round match hosted by Madonna University.
During his first five years at MU, Moore has overseen the publicity for 107 all-conference selections, 22 WHAC Players/Pitchers of the Year, 11 WHAC Coaches of the Year, 20 All-America selections and five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans.
Moore came back to Madonna after a four-year stint at the University of Detroit Mercy, the last two (2005-07) as the assistant sports information director. At Detroit, Moore served the primary media contact for women's soccer and softball along with overseeing media relations for the Titan women's basketball team. He was also the associate contact for men's basketball coordinating game notes, all media interaction and interviews, pre and postgame press conferences and serving as the media contact for legendary Detroit Head Coach Perry Watson. Moore also served as the assistant director of the Detroit Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in addition to serving as the webmaster for DetroitTitans.com, Detroit's official athletic home on the web.
Prior to his time as the assistant SID, Moore was an intern in the Detroit sports information office, serving as the primary contact for men's and women's indoor/outdoor track and field, cross country and fencing, in addition to women's soccer and softball from 2003-05.
During his time at Detroit, Moore directed the publicity for over two dozen all-league players, four Horizon League Players of the Year, one HL Newcomer of the Year, three Canadian National Team softball players including 2008 Olympian Kayleigh Rafter and two Horizon League Coaches of the Year. Moore was also the media liaison for the Detroit women's soccer team's historic run to the Horizon League Championship and the NCAA College Cup's Second Round in 2004.
The Detroit, Mich., native worked for four years in the MU sports information office as a student and was the primary contact for the Crusaders' baseball team from 2000-03. Along with his work in the SID office, Moore was the Editor in Chief of The Madonna Herald, the Madonna student newspaper during the 2002-03 school year, after he was the sports and opinion editor during the 2001-02 school year.
Moore transferred to Madonna from Eastern Michigan University where he held the role of baseball contact in the sports information office as an 18-year old college freshman in 1998.
Moore has been honored with total of 26 national top-10 publication awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information Directors Association (NAIA-SIDA). Moore's 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 volleyball media guides were all honored by NAIA-SIDA as the "Best in the Nation" while the 2007 and 2009 guides were both named fourth in the nation by CoSIDA.
In the summer of 2012 Moore was named to the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors. In addition to his work on the NAIA-SIDA board, Moore currently serves on the prestigious CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee, the NAIA-SIDA Publications Committee as a contest coordinator and is on the NAIA Statistics Committee. Previously he served on the NAIA National Player of the Week selection committee as well as on the CoSIDA Publications Committee and has served as a national publication contest coordinator in four times.
Moore is a member of CoSIDA, NAIA-SIDA, the National College Baseball Writers Association and the United States Basketball Writers Association. Moore has served on the host media relations staff at four NCAA National Tournament events including serving as an assistant host media director at the 2008 Division I Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Championship and the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four at Detroit's Ford Field.
Moore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and public relations with honors from Madonna University in 2003 and currently resides in Redford.