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Head Coach Patrick O'Rourke '90

Patrick O’Rourke '90 is entering his 22nd year coaching hockey at Saint Ignatius. 

After spending his first seven years coaching the JV Hockey team, O'Rourke has led the Varsity hockey team to a 390-117-20 record in his 15 years at the helm. 

In that time, the Wildcats have won 6 state titles (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018), 6 city championships (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), and 8 league championships (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017).

O'Rourke grew up in West Park and attended St. Patrick's (W.P.) before attending Saint Ignatius.  At Saint Ignatius, he played on the varsity hockey team, where he was named Plain Dealer Player of the Week in November of 1989 and co-MVP of the team his senior year (along with John Farrall). 

He was also an editor on the yearbook and newspaper staffs, a member of the National Honor Society, and a National Merit Commended Student. 

After graduating from Saint Ignatius, O'Rourke attended Miami (Ohio) University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (certified in Latin and English) as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Humanities.  O'Rourke later completed his Master's Degree in the Humanities at John Carroll University.

Besides serving as the head hockey coach, O'Rourke serves as Director of Admissions. He also teaches Latin for the Classics Department.

O'Rourke lives in Fairview Park with his lovely wife, Lisa, and their sons, Jack '20, Bobby '25, and Paddy '27.

He can be reached at

Patrick O'Rourke '90

Patrick O'Rourke '90


Title: Head Coach

High School: Saint Ignatius ‘90

College: Miami (OH) '94

Coaching Experience: 22 years total, 15 as head coach

State Championships: 5

Record: 390-117-21 (as of 3/17/2018)


Assistant Coaches


Bryan Schoenholz

Rob Gramc

Joe Geither

Brian Holz '07

Paul Chase '96 

Varsity Blue:

Michael Wells '10

Asa Frebes '10