Mr. Patrick Pothel
Patrick came to Taft with an extensive background in teaching at private schools. His most recent experience was at Tabor Academy, where he taught French and senior English electives and coached varsity baseball and hockey, in addition to being the strength and conditioning coach. He was an advisor, dormitory parent, minority student mentor, and on the 9th and 10th grade admissions committee. Prior to Tabor, Patrick was an educator at the Gilman School and Wellwood Elementary Immersion School in Baltimore, Maryland, and Kettering Schools in Dayton, Ohio. While in college at the University of Dayton, Patrick was on the hockey team, cross country team, and on the first All-Conference baseball team. He played Junior Hockey in Canada for the Lachine Rapides, was a two-time batting champion for the St. Laurent Orioles Junior Elite baseball team, and played for the Class ‘A’ baseball LaSalle Cardinals. At Taft, Patrick teaches French and coaches hockey and baseball.