Luke Pattarozzi, who joined the Marquette University Communications staff in February 2015, provides many years of valuable experience from a variety of collegiate levels. He serves as the primary contact for eight Marquette athletic programs, including men's soccer, women's lacrosse, and both men's and women's cross country and track field teams.
Previously, Pattarozzi served as the Director of Athletic Communications at Marian University for four years. While in Fond du Lac, he handled all day-to-day statistical, website and new media efforts for Marian's 20 varsity-sponsored NCAA Division III athletic programs, while also serving as the hall of fame coordinator - an organization he helped establish in 2012. Pattarozzi instituted an aggressive approach to web development in order to provide comprehensive online coverage for Marian University Athletics. In 2013, he established video streaming to improve the gameday viewing experience. In one year alone, Marian home events attracted over 4,000 viewers to more than 110 live broadcasts.
A native of Roscoe, Ill., Pattarozzi served two years as a graduate assistant in the Athletic Media Relations office at Eastern Michigan University, earning his master's degree in sport management in April 2011. While at EMU, he served as the primary contact for many of the university's 21 NCAA Division I varsity programs, including baseball, softball, women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving and wrestling. He also served on the official statistics crew for the Mid-American Conference Football Championship (2009 and 2010) and Men's and Women's Basketball Championships (2010 and 2011).
Prior to that, Pattarozzi served a one-year internship in the sports information office at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. He is a 2008 graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa with degrees in marketing and media studies. Throughout his four years there, he assisted in the sports information office, while also serving as assistant sports editor of the school's newspaper and producer/editor/anchor for the school's student-run television station.
Pattarozzi, his wife, Isabelle, and daughters, Cecilia, Isla and Fiona, currently reside in New Berlin.