As a high school All American, Pat went on to be the four year starter at St. Louis University, and still second in all-time saves at SLU. Drafted in 1985 to the Tacoma Stars, he soon returned to St. Louis to mind the nets for the St. Louis Steamers from 85-88. Once again giving back to the game, Pat was the assistant coach for the Flo-Valley National Champs in 88 and 90 and runner-up in 89. He was also the assistant for the Incarnate Word State Champions of 89 and 92 and third place in 90 and runner-up in 91. While coaching, Pat found time to continue playing for Gaffney’s in the CYC and the Kutis O/30 team with an championship and second place twice.