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Pat Croce
Pat Croce

Pat Croce

Philadelphia, PA USA

"I believe life should be a bold and daring adventure."

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Pat's work combines: Business, Medicine, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Entrepreneur/Sports Team Executive/Author

I opened a chain of 40 sports therapy centers across the country and was a former president of the 76ers.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General

    West Chester University of Pennsylvania

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Physical Therapy/Therapist

    University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    He grew up down the street from Connie Mack Stadium, where the Phillies played and where his father was an usher.

  • 2.

    Growing up, he had discipline from his dad, who worked multiple jobs, and the dreaming factor from his mom.

  • 3.

    Believes it's important to balance your dreaming with you doing; take action on your dreams.

  • 4.

    He says, "you name it, I did it"; started as a paperboy when he was 11, so he had a work ethic from very early on.

  • 5.

    He went to college with the dream of playing basketball, but he also had an interest in health, volunteered in a hospital.

  • 6.

    Finally he was exposed to the field of sports medicine, which combined his two greatest interests.

  • 7.

    He opened the first sports medicine center in a hospital setting in America; within 10 years, he had 40 locations.

  • 8.

    Says the most important thing is to ask: "if you don't ask, the answer's always no"; says he only got the Sixers job because persistently asked for it.