Faculty/Staff Bio

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Patrick Pothel

B.A., University of Dayton



Work Phone: 860-945-7955

Year Appointed: 2014

Patrick comes to Taft with an extensive background in teaching at private schools. His most recent experience has been at Tabor Academy, where he taught French and senior English electives and coached the Varsity Baseball and Hockey Teams in addition to being the Strength and Conditioning coach.  He was an advisor, dorm parent, minority student mentor, and on the 9th and 10th grade Admissions Committee. Prior to Tabor Academy, 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, coaches hockey and baseball, and lives on HDT 4.  

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