Director of Sales and Marketing & NFL Official
It is 1987, Pat was the Youth Sports Coordinator at a local YMCA and an official does not show up for a 3rd grade basketball game. So, he walked into the office, grabbed an official’s shirt, a whistle, a lanyard and as they say, “The rest is history!”
Today he is proud to be the Director of Sales and Marketing for Honig’s and an NFL Official. Pat has the pleasure to work with individual officials, officials’ associations, State High School Associations, camps, clinics, and attend events for officials and officiating leaders at all levels to discuss their needs for officials’ equipment and apparel.
Pat continues to officiate high school and college football and basketball, and work in the Officials/Game Day Assistants Department for the National Football League [NFL].
- Officiated Eight WIAA State High School Football Championships.
- Officiated football in the Big Ten and Mid-American Conference [MAC].
- Currently officiate in the NCAA Midwest Football Officials Alliance – DIII which consists of colleges or universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa.
- Officiated seven NCAA Football Playoff Games.
- Named Crew Chief/Referee for the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship Game - Stagg Bowl: St. Thomas vs. Mount Union.
- Professional speaker at officials’ camps and clinics, State High School Association events, and sporting events.
- Serve on the Executive Board of the Milwaukee Officials Association.
- Serve as a Football Rules Interpreter for the WIAA.
- Serve as the Rules Analyst for all WIAA State Football Championship Games.
- Southern Lakes Conference Commissioner from July 2019 until July 2022
- Arena2 Football League official from 1999 until 2009.
- Named Arena2 Football League Official of The Year in 2007.
- Work for the NFL as: - Kicking Ball Coordinator [2007-2019] - Coach-To-Player Communicator  - Play Clock Operator [2021-present] - Officiate NFL preseason events, Organized Team Activities [OTA’s], and practices.
- NFL Offical Play Clock Operator for the 2021 AFC Divisional Championship Game – Buffalo @ Kansas City.
- NFL Official Play Clock Operator for Super Bowl LVI – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams.
Please feel free to contact me at Honig’s to discuss all our amazing products for officials and umpires, to put together a buying program for your local or state officials’ association, to have me speak at an upcoming event…or to just talk officiating! By the way…that official’s shirt I grabbed from my office in 1987…it was made by Honig’s. Who would have thought?!?