Patric Santiago joined the Duke volleyball coaching staff in March 2019, and serves as the associate head coach, aiding in all aspects of student-athlete development, practice planning, scouting, game analysis and recruiting
Santiago makes the move to Durham from Iona College, where he served as the head coach of the volleyball program for the past three years. Santiago led the Gaels to a historic season this past year, finishing the 2018 campaign with a program record 20 wins and its second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship in program history. The Gaels capping the season with the school’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2004.
Prior to Iona, Santiago served as the head coach at SUNY Farmingdale for seven seasons. He helped lead the Rams to a 39-25 Skyline Conference record, earning six consecutive postseason appearances.
Santiago graduated from Farmingdale State with a bachelor’s degree in business management. A student-athlete, he competed for the Rams as a four-sport athlete, excelling in soccer, golf, indoor and outdoor track. He is the only student-athlete to ever compete in four sports in school history and was the captain of all four sports during his career.