"Pittsburgh Pat" was born in...Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up playing baseball and ended up playing for a small Christian college in northwestern Pennsylvania.
After college, his career brought him to Gainesville, GA, which is also when he started training at SBG.
He began training Jiu Jitsu out of curiosity and quickly fell in love with the lifestyle. He now coaches many of the morning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at SBG Atlanta.