Pat Ahern
Pat Ahern
Title: Assistant Coach - Throws

Longtime throws assistant Pat Ahern had a remarkable career himself as a St. Thomas student-athlete and has been a behind-the-scenes gem in working with Tommie throwers over the last two decades. He has coached four NCAA champion throwers here in the last 12 seasons.

Here's a quick look at his student-athlete resume:

Athletic Achievements/Important Information:

  • 4-time national champion – 2 discus, 1 weight throw, 1 hammer
  • 2-time national runner -up -- 1 discus, 1 weight throw
  • Still holds school records in three events 25 years later (discus (193-4; hammer, 202-11; weight throw, 61-10 3-4… discus mark still ranks No. 7 in D-III history… all three marks were in top five all time D-III when recorded 25 years ago)
  • Total 9-time All-American
  • 4-time All-American in discus – one of select few to place at nationals in same event four times
  • National record holder in weight throw
  • 1992 Olympic Trials participant
  • 1993 U.S. National Championships qualifier
  • Florida Relays and Kansas Relays champion, invite division
  • Penn Relays Olympic development, place finisher
  • Conference meet record holder, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Performance
  • 8-time conference champion (shot put, discus, hammer, weight throw)
  • Still holds school records in three events 25 years later (discus, hammer, weight throw)
  • Team captain – Team won 8 or possible 8 conference championships when he competed