Pat was raised in Montana, where there is no high school baseball, Pat holds Montana’s American Legion strikeout record for a single game during the state finals at 23. As a senior, Pat was offered contracts with the Giants and Royals but decided to go to college and play at Louisiana State University. Pat played three years of minor league ball. He has played in the semi-pro and Chicago-area men’s leagues since 1985 and continues to play. Pat has been teaching baseball since 1987 as is one of the premier hitting coaches in Illinois.