Patrick’s Masters Degree is in Physical Education, emphasis Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with Distinction and a Coach Practitioner with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Patrick is also a Certified Level I Coach with USA Weightlifting.
Patrick is the head strength coach at Castle View high school. He works with the schools 23 different sports and teaches strength and condition.
Patrick has worked with athletes from youth to the Elite level in a wide variety of sports. Many of his high school athletes go on to play volleyball, wrestling, football, softball, soccer, swimming and lacrosse at the colligate level.
In 2003 Patrick was the regional Strength coach of the Year for American Football Monthly, in 2005 he was the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the year and in 2006 he received the Editorial Excellent Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Patrick received the 2010 Strength of America Award from the President’s Council on Fitness. In 2012 Patrick was the Colorado High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
Patrick has presented to coaches and physical education teachers at state, national and international conferences. He has spoken extensively on developing young champions and getting youth athletes to the next level. Patrick is published in books, journals, manuals and videos. He is the former Colorado state director for the NSCA, is the chairman for the NSCA High School Special Interest Group, on the NSCA Coaching Performance Committee. Patrick was recently appointed to be on the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Sport Steering Committee.