Pat Ivey began as a defensive end for the University of Missouri, going on to play professionally with the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, and Green Bay Packers. Before Ivey held the Director of Strength & Conditioning position at Tulsa, he was a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Director at Mizzou. Pat Ivey is now the Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance at the University of Missouri, overseeing both the Strength & Conditioning and Sports Nutrition departments. Pat is truly a visionary in the Athletic Performance field, branching out as a PhD student, working towards a master's degree in Sport Psychology, and as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to work with many All-Americans, conference players of the year, and numerous athletes who have gone on to play professionally.
Pat would like to thank the many coaches who have been a part of his life and career along the way. Ivey has had the privilege of working with some great strength coaches including Dave Toub, Bob Jones, and Jeff Fish. He would especially like to thank Dave Toub for showing him a great work ethic, as well as how to always be prepared for anything. Also, a special thanks to Don Sommer for showing him how to care about staff as people first, and to care about athletes' development as people, not just athletes. Ivey would like to recognize his current staff and former assistants: Kaz Kazadi, Shannon Turley, Antwan Floyd, Keith Caton, Sean Edinger, Rusty Burney, and many more. Pat is especially indebted to Josh Stoner who loyally served as his right hand for over 10 years.
Pat has been married to Dr. Starla Ivey for 15 years, who is a professor at The University of Missouri. They have two daughters, Paisli (9) and Serena (7).
Pat is honored to have had the chance to work with many great people and athletes along the way. He is proud to be presented his jacket by longtime friend, God-father of his daughters, and colleague, Don Sommer.