Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Profile: Pat Barrett

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PROFILE: Pat Barrett
Today the Profile spotlight falls on Pat Barrett, former Fridley girls basketball coach. Barrett and the Fridley Tigers were a thorn in the side to Osseo for many years during the two class system. Barrett is now the chair for the Miss Basketball Committee.

your birthday 7-31-57

schooling: U of M, North Hennepin CC, Brown Institute for broadcasting, Augsburg for education, Santa Clara for Masters

mentor coaches Frank Shelton, my high school coach, Mike Blanski, boys coach at BC and Orono

basketball coaching jobs Youth and 8th grade school at Fridley for boys, boys assistant for 4 years at BC and 20 years with Fridley girls

Favorite basketball movie Hoosiers

Favorite basketball instructional video/tape Bob Knight on Basketball

Favorite book Vince Flynn Term Limits

Favorite high school gymnasium Osseo Junior High School

favorite team growing up Celtics with the black working shoes

Meal before a game steak and fried potatoes

starting five from your high school career started at Fridley-- Lyle Pound, Brian Larson, Dave Bratt and Charlie Yurick

opponents starting five from your high school career played against 1975 Robbinsdale team that finished 2nd, ended my career, Tom Fix, Randy Sonnenfeld played football at U of M, Scott Starner who played softball against me for years, Gutthormson was a forward and Marv Oman

favorite opponent Osseo

coach you would like to avoid playing Tom Cody

trend you like in high school basketball hard, uptempo play with lots of subbing

trend that needs fixing in basketball transfers through AAU connection

most memorable game you coached. 5AA finals in 1994 double OT with Thorpe (Osseo's coach) going to hospital at halftime or 5AA 1992 winning in last minute vs. Osseo

most painful loss same in 1994

If you could go to a college to assist which one Duke men

favorite athlete in another sport Harmon Killebrew, classy and nice, great role model

favorite coach: Red Auerbach

biggest change in basketball since you started coaching 3 point line

Favorite value in others integrity

Thanks coach Barrett

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