Induction Year: 2023
Location: St. Anthony’s
Category: Football, Media, Coaching, Pro Sports
A multi-disciplined inductee, Pat Kirwan was a player and coach at St. Anthony’s High School and a front-office executive and coach in the NFL before his career in media. He began his NFL career in 1972 after coaching high school and college football. He was an area scout for the Phoenix Cardinals (1989) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1983–86). He spent eight years (1989–97) with the New York Jets, beginning as a defensive assistant coach and advancing to director of player administration. Kirwan was the offensive coordinator for Hofstra University and head coach of Maria Regina High School. Following his NFL career, he became a regular contributor to CNNSI and is an NFL.com senior analyst. He co-hosts SiriusXM NFL Radio‘s Movin’ the Chains. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look (2010), along with David Seigerman.