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Patrick Hollern

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Director of Athletics

Patrick Hollern begins his first year as the Director of Athletics at Windermere Prep. Prior to joining the Lakers’ family, Patrick spent the past six years at Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, FL serving as the Director of Athletics, Sports’ Information Director and Head Boys’ Basketball coach.

As the Director of Athletics at Oxbridge, Hollern helped guide the athletics programs to statewide recognition in each of the sports’ seasons. Under his leadership, the Oxbridge athletics program grew their brand, while establishing a positive, winning culture in many of the sports offered at the school. Hollern played an integral role in creating the Palm League, which encompassed some of the top academic and athletic institutions in South Florida. Additionally, Hollern established a Student-Athlete Council to improve communication between the school’s student-athletes and administration. Hollern also oversaw numerous improvements made to the school's athletic facilities including upgrading the softball field, adding batting cages for the baseball team and redesigning the entrance way to the gymnasium.

While serving as the sports information director and head boys’ varsity basketball coach, Hollern led the ThunderWolves to a 41-13 overall record and advanced the team to the Regional Semifinals and Regional Finals in his two seasons. As the sports information director, Hollern built record books for each of the school's varsity teams and served as the main social media source for athletic marketing and communication.

Before joining Oxbridge’s staff, Hollern served as director of athletic development and athletics, head boys’ varsity basketball coach and assistant baseball at Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, Pa. During his nine seasons at Bishop McCort, he compiled a 166-69 overall record which included seven trips to the state playoffs, four district championships and two Coach of the Year honors. Hollern also was proactive in his media relations duties, alerting local media of events and activities well in advance and wowing both local and out-of-town media with gameday media information packets packed with statistics, roster information and history. Hollern produced the press material for football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. His Crushers sports weekly updates included all sports.

Hollern began his coaching and teaching career at Bishop Carroll High School in Ebensburg, Pa. As the head boys’ varsity basketball coach, Hollern led Bishop Carroll to a district championship in his third and final season at the school.

A 1998 graduate of St. Francis University, Pa, Hollern earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies-secondary education. He earned a master’s degree in Education Leadership in 2017 from the American College of Education.

Patrick and his wife Ashley, a science teacher at WPS have four children, Reilly, Peyton, Carson and Celia. The family resides in Winter Garden.