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This is one of many spotlights about Badin graduates and their successes in life.

A talented quarterback for Badin, Patrick recovered from a serious knee injury and -- having moved to wide receiver as a senior -- caught a memorable TD pass in an emotional victory over top-seeded North Richmond in the 2010 playoffs. He went on to play football at the University of Cincinnati, part of the team for two Big East Championships, then transferred to Indiana State University, where injury took him out of the game of football. Soon after he realized that he didn’t need to play on the field to make a difference.

Patrick attended the University of Cincinnati and Indiana State University, and modeled for international agencies and worked with companies such as adidas and Versace. He interned and worked under Loren Landow in Denver, CO., the strength and conditioning coach for the Denver Broncos. Patrick currently serves on the Board of Kinesiology at Thomas More University.

Patrick Coyne, owner and head trainer at Black Sheep Performance, offers training for student athletes from grade school through college to help them get to the next level. They also offer adult sessions and are the only gym in the area to train NFL players. Black Sheep Performance is located in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Patrick is recently married and resides in the Cincinnati area. You can learn more about Black Sheep Performance on his website: https://www.trainbsp.com/>

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT ON:

Patrick Coyne '11

Patrick Coyne ‘11

Is there anything in particular that you'd like to share about what you do? I wake up and do what I love on a daily basis. Being an entrepreneur is glamorized these days; no one talks about the amount of work it actually takes. If you can dedicate yourself to something that is bigger than you, your life can turn out exactly as you see it in your head. Once you realize this, there will be more hard times in life than good, finding joy and growth in suffering will lead you to a life that is satisfying!

What are you passionate about? I am passionate about helping others overcome their fear of self doubt. I am passionate about helping individuals reach their highest human potential: mentally, physically, and spiritually.

WWhat do you want to be when you grow up? I want to continue on my path as a business owner and operator, but I also want to be the best gym owner and performance coach in the country.

Who inspires you and why? My wife. My family and friends. They are my "why" behind what I do. If it wasn't for them, it wouldn't be where I am today.

What led you to your career/business or mission? An immense amount of passion for helping others through fitness. This career made me realize that the intellectual aspect of my life slipped through my fingers during the first 3/4 of my life. Once I realized passion doesn't get you anything but excited, I dedicated my life to creating a legitimate profession. I wanted to know what giving something 100 percent felt like!

What is your favorite quote? "Until death, all defeat is psychological"

Where have you traveled in the world? I have lived in 2 different cities other than Cincinnati: Denver, CO and Miami Beach, FL. I moved to Denver with $400 in my pocket and a vision of who I wanted to become in life. My favorite spot thus far is Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The strangest food I've eaten is Beef Tar Tar with a raw egg on top - I will never do this again!

What is your favorite book or movie and why? "Becoming Superhuman" by Dr. Joe Sepanza. His teachings are about how as humans, we limit ourselves to only what our mind can comprehend. This tore the door off of my reality, opening my mind to untapped self potential. This, among similar books, has sky rocketed my want and desire to become the best version of myself.

What is your best advice for current Badin students? Be careful of how you speak to yourself. You are the one and the only one who holds the keys to your future. What you want to do in life is truly up to you. Once you figure out what you want to do, work a plan backwards from the goal on how to achieve it! Don't let anyone tell you this plan is too farfetched. Even my own parents admit that what I have accomplished today they didn't think was possible!

If you had $1 million, what would you do with it!? Diversify an investment portfolio and reinvest the rest into my own company!

What is your best memory as a Badin student or your favorite story about Badin? Meeting my best friend who has helped me get through life!

Who was your favorite faculty / staff member at Badin? Why? Mr. Margello and Mr. P. They were both men who pulled me aside and told me I had immense potential if I channeled it correctly. These two were the start of my circle of accountability in my life. They taught me holding someone accountable isn't negative, it means you care.

If you could have lunch with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose? I would choose Nipsey Hussle. I want to talk to someone who completely changed a city with his thought process and action. Someone who is stereotyped by his past and the way he looks, but added more value and brings more love to his community than someone in a suit.

Why do you feel it’s important to give back to Badin? It takes a village to raise a man, I wouldn't be here without BHS. It's my duty to add value to the next generation.

Was there a particular faith related, spiritual experience you had at Badin and how did it impact your life? Kairos, it showed me that everyone is more similar than we are different.

What are you most proud of? My resiliency. Any other person I know would've quit multiple times if they were in my shoes and faced what I faced. Simply put, if you don't quit you will achieve what you set out to do!

Who is your hero? I have the same answer to who inspires me. I have many heroes that I see everyday. They are my wife, my family, friends and anyone who is involved in the BSP family.

What is one thing that you learned while at Badin that you still use and value today? You must learn to be there for yourself , if you don't love yourself no one will understand how to have you as a focal point in their life.

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