Pat was born in Rochester, Minnesota and graduated from Mayo High School. He was a 2-year Letterman in basketball and a 4-year Letterman in track and field.
Pat attended St. Cloud State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Science with a television broadcasting emphasis in 1988.
Following college, Pat went to work in Rapid City, South Dakota at KOTA-TV. After two years in Rapid City, Pat landed a job back in his hometown as a weekend sports anchor and reporter. In 2000, Pat took over as Sports Director at KTTC. He's been involved in television sports for 28 years.
Pat got married in 2003 to his wife Jamie, who owns the travel agency Connections By Avra in Rochester. The wedding ceremony took place at Mayo Field prior to a Rochester Honkers baseball game. Pat has a stepson named Myles, who is continuing his education overseas.
In his free time, Pat travels with his wife Jamie and the two enjoy watching sports. Pat also has cat named Rayne.