Timeout with…. Pat Corcoran ‘17

Pat Corcoran comes into his second season   lighter after training  in the offseason.
Pat Corcoran comes into his second season lighter after training in the offseason.

Photo by Dev Maguire ‘17

What is your most memorable performance for Lafayette up to date?

I threw my personal best in the hammer at the Lehigh games last spring. It was a big moment for me to see everything pay off and I placed pretty well. Other memorable events were the dual meets with Lehigh. It was great to bring home the victory for all of the seniors.

What other sports have you played? Until when?

I played soccer, basketball, and baseball up until freshmen year.

When did you start throwing and how did you know it was right for you?

Sophomore year of high school. One of my very close friends recommended that I start throwing and I instantly fell in love with it. I thought track was for skinny runners and never thought to try it, but once I did I grew such a passion for it.

Who has been the most influential figure throughout your track career?

My high school track coach, Jay Smith. He taught me a lot about responsibility and helped mold me into the man I am today. I learned a lot both inside and outside of the circle. Mac Maguire ‘14 was also influential. He was always willing to give me tips, hang out, and teach me a few life lessons here and there. We still talk every day.

Do you think the squad has improved in the offseason? How?

We lost some good athletes but we’re a young team and have a ton of upside. There are some extremely talented freshmen and I’m sure everyone trained hard over the summer.

Did you compete over the summer? Where?

I didn’t compete over the summer. I was laying low at home, training and losing weight.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Ireland. My family went there for two weeks and it was really special to see the place of my roots.

What’s your favorite song to listen to before a meet?

The Weeknd – “The Birds Part 1.”

Favorite movie?


If you could meet one celebrity, who would it be?

Drake, I’m a big fan of his work.

Any future plans in the sport?

I would love to compete after school but realistically it might not be in the cards.

We’ll see what happens. It’s a whole different realm of difficulty outside of college.

What don’t people know about you?

I’m the oldest of seven.