Patrick Dugan, Association Sports Director, Jennersville/Kennett
Patrick has been a mainstay at the Y for almost 20 years, first starting as a membership staff associate at the YMCA of Greater Rochester and working his way up to his current position as Senior Youth Sports and Team Director. It’s not hard to see why, either.
“I’ve always had a passion for sports, and when I had the opportunity to coach, I enjoyed it so much that I decided that it was where I wanted to be and that I wanted my career path to revolve around it,” Patrick said.
A State University of New York - Brockport alumnus, Patrick received recruiting interest out of high school for both basketball and baseball. In the summer of 2017, he left Rochester to take on a new challenge at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, which gave him a larger role in impacting kids’ lives.
“I’ve always enjoyed working with kids,” Patrick said. “When you see a kid learn a new skill and be able to repeat it and have success with it, the looks on their faces are incredible. Having the opportunity to make a difference every day is a huge reason why I love doing what I do.”