Dr. (Coach) Pat Ivey is the Assistant VP/Associate Athletics Director for Student Athlete Health and Performance at the University of Louisville. He oversees the departments of Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Sports Nutrition, Mental Health and Performance, and Sports Science. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri, teaching a course in Foundations of Sport Performance via an online Masters' program in Positive Coaching.
He has served at the University of Missouri as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access and Leadership Development. In this role, he assisted with Community Engagement, Legislative Relations, and K-12 pipelining and programming.
He lettered as a defensive end at Missouri from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he was honored as being the strongest athlete in the history of Missouri. In 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers. Beginning in 1998, Ivey worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Missouri. He started his graduate assistantship after spending time with the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers in the late 1990s.
His wife, Dr. Starla Ivey, is a college professor and they have two daughters, Paisli and Serena.