Patrick McLemore

Operations Manager

As operations manager, McLemore will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Auditorium and Coliseum, including event setup, facility changeover and regular facility maintenance. He is dedicated to making sure the building is clean, comfortable, well-maintained and safe for clients and patrons.
McLemore started with SMG in 2015 as an operations supervisor at the Tucson Convention Center in Tuscon, Arizona. McLemore transferred to become operations manager of the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum in February of this year.

Prior to joining SMG, McLemore worked in facility operations with Sporting Kansas City, a professional soccer club in Kansas City, Missouri.

Originally from Knoxville, McLemore is a graduate of South-Doyle High School. Before moving to Arizona, McLemore worked with the Knoxville Ice Bears as an intern and served as the head soccer coach for South Doyle High School.

McLemore holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in kinesiology and sport studies from East Tennessee State University.

Contact Information

500 Howard Baker Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN. 37915
I’ve lived in Knoxville for close to 24 years. I am a Knoxville native and a graduate of South Doyle High School and the University of Tennessee.
I enjoy working sporting events and concerts. More specifically, I prefer to attend hockey and soccer games over other sporting events.
My favorite location is actually near Knoxville. I enjoy going on drives and camping in the Smoky Mountains. I grew up going camping, mainly at Elkmont Campground.
My favorite part is seeing and being involved in the events that I enjoyed going to while I was growing up in Knoxville. Now, I get to be a part of the facility’s success and operations.