Patrick Mediate has been a physical education instructor since 1977 at GHS and currently serves as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Football Program. He has coached football a few different times at Greenwich, most recently as the Defensive Coordinator for the freshmen. In 2017 he took over the responsibility of Kickers, Punters, and the Assistant Special Teams Coach.
As a lifelong resident of Greenwich, he played youth football for the Binney Bears in the late 60’s and Junior High football at Eastern Junior High. He played football at GHS for Coach Dave Rice and Coach Mike Ornato his senior year earning, All Western Division Defensive End honors on the 1972 team that played for the FCIAC championship. He graduated with the class of 1973 and continued playing football for 4 years at Central Connecticut State College with all ECAC honors his senior year blocking punts against Springfield and Southern CT State Colleges. He continued his education with a MA degree from Fairfield University and 6th year degrees from Southern CT State.
Coach Mediate is the chairman of the Greenwich High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation honoring former GHS athletes. Patrick is the NSCA State Director and the current national High School Special Interest Group (SIG) chairman. He is active in many organizations at the state, regional, and national levels and has presented to audiences throughout the country. He has served as Vice President of Health for the Eastern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and a former member of the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Coach Mediate has received awards for his professional efforts, including being named the Connecticut Physical Education Teacher of the Year for (CAHPERD) the NSCA High School Professional of the year, the NSCA State Director of the Year, and the President’s Award recipient from the NSCA.
Coach was an invited guest with the US Weightlifting Team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta GA. He has hosted and presented at NSCA conferences at the state, national and international level for the NSCA and USA Weightlifting and will be presenting on our own GHS fitness center and workout program at this year’s NSCA National Conference in Las Vegas.
Coach has also co-authored two books on Medicine Ball Training along with numerous videos on youth fitness training. He has been on network news specials at CNN, MSNBC, Nickelodeon and HBO and featured in Men’s Journal and WAG magazine.