Pat begins his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Bears men's lacrosse program.
Originally from Glens Falls, NY, Lieutenant Powers graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2008 with a degree in Management.
Pat joined the coaching staff as a defensive assistant in 2013. He now coaches the close defensemen and shares defensive coordination with his college teammate and fellow Lieutenant, Mike Higbie.
As a player for the Academy, Pat was one of the most decorated players in the 30 year history of Bears Lacrosse. In addition to being named team captain for his final two campaigns in New London, his 2008 honors included Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division 2 All-American – Second Team, Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League (PCLL) Division 2 All-Conference – First Team and PCLL Division 2 Defensive Player of the Year.
Before returning to the Academy, Pat served five years at sea on board three different Coast Guard cutters. He has conducted a multitude of missions ranging from counter-drug operations to alien migrant interdiction to search and rescue to maritime security. He has deployed to the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Arabian Gulf, Eastern Pacific, Western Pacific and South China Sea.
At the Academy, Pat is an instructor in the Professional Maritime Studies Branch where he teaches navigation and shiphandling to fourth class cadets.
Pat, his wife Samantha and daughters Sofia (4) and Emma (1) reside in Quaker Hill.