Sean Padden joined the Baylor football program in December 2016. He serves on head coach Matt Rhule’s staff as associate athletics director for football operations.
Padden spent 2015-16 at Temple as the Associate AD/chief of staff for director of athletics Pat Kraft and served as sport administrator for football after two seasons with the director of operations title.
Padden returned to collegiate football in 2013 after an eight-year stint in the corporate world. Prior to that he volunteered as the defensive line coach at Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pa. during the 2012 season. He was a volunteer coach for the West Philly Tarheels youth football team from 2008-10.
Padden served as the defensive line coach at Fordham University during the 2002-2003 seasons. Prior to Fordham, Padden spent two seasons from 2001-02 on the Columbia staff as the outside linebackers coach, including a Patriot League championship in 2002.
His coaching career began at Albright College, where Padden coached the defensive line for two seasons from 1997-98, working with Rhule who coached the linebackers in 1998. Padden moved to the University of Albany for two seasons, one as the defensive tackles coach and one as wide receivers coach.
A three-year letterman for Catholic University, Padden won the scout team player of the year award as a junior in 1995. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1997 and served as a student assistant for the Cardinals in 1998.
A Norristown, Pa., native, Padden earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from Albany in 2005.