Patrick Shatkus joined Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) in July 2017 as the Director of Athletic Communications. He is responsible for the day-to-day duties of Jefferson’s athletic communication office including promotion and media relations efforts for the Rams’ 17 intercollegiate sports, the athletic website, publications and social media.
He most recently worked in the athletic communications office at Drexel University over a two-year stay. Prior to Drexel, he worked in offices at Villanova University and Georgetown University.
In addition, he has worked various NCAA events including annually for the media coordination team at the NCAA DI Men’s College World Series since 2012, two NCAA Men’s Basketball Regionals and the 2016 NCAA DI/II/III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
While in college, Shatkus also worked two seasons in public relations for the now-defunct United Football League Omaha Nighthawks and one season in minor league baseball with the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
He earned his master’s degree in 2014 from Georgetown in sports industry management while working as a graduate assistant in the sports information office.
He graduated from Creighton University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English and Theology. While at Creighton, he worked athletic events for the school’s sports information office during his senior year.
Born and raised in Santa Clarita, Calif., he currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa.