Patrick Patte

About This Inductee

Patrick Patte graduated from Dupont High School in 1955. He lettered in three sports – baseball, basketball and football. In 1953, he played on the Teeners’ baseball team that defeated Lufkin, Texas for the National Teeners’ championship. Following his high school graduation, Patte was offered a football scholarship to, University of Scranton by the head coach Pete Carlisimo. Instead, he entered the  U.S. Army and played football for the Fort Knox team. At Fort Knox, he also managed the boxing and tennis teams. Patte is perhaps best known for his efforts in assisting high school athletes obtain college scholarships through his many contacts in sports and his popular sports bar and restaurant on West Hollenback Avenue in Wilkes-Barre. His establishment is a popular meeting place for many college recruiters, and Patte is always touting the skills of local athletes. Patte was one of the original board members of Northeast Baseball, Inc., which was instrumental in bringing the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons to the area. He was a member of the board when the team was purchased, and he continues to be a board member, and is actively involved with the Red Barons today. He is a member of many civic groups, and his annual golf tournament to benefit the American Diabetes Association is very popular with local golfers and has raised over $100,000 for the Association. He is also kept busy as a member of the Downtown Athletic Club. Pat is married to the former Judith Fino of Wilkes-Barre. They have three sons. Chris was an All-State football player for Coughlin High School and played in the Big 33 game. Patrick III was an All-MAC lineman on the National Championship Susquehanna University football team. He is currently head football coach of his alma mater, Coughlin High School. Michael, the youngest of Pat and Judy’s boys, was an outstanding wrestler for Coughlin High School.