About Me

Thank you for visiting my site. I appreciate you following.

I am a pretty normal guy from Raleigh, North Carolina.

While in college, I was very active as a leader in my fraternity. I was recognized for my efforts as NC State’s Fraternity Man of the Year and my Fraternity’s National Man of the year. After college, I wrote thefraternityadvisor.com to share what I know. Literally millions of people have visited the site for my advice. I have also written two books on fraternity leadership: The Fraternity Leader and The Chapter President.

Along the way I became a degenerate gambler. I love a good game of chance. I am especially fond of betting on football and have had some big scores along the way. I share my insights and a lot of personal anecdotes in my book Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover – An Underdogs Tale of Life, Gambling and Sharp Sports Betting. I also give away my weekly picks for fun and for free on my site fishyfive.com.

While I love those two sites and their audiences, I have a lot more to offer.

After college, I became an office in the United State Air Force. I served for five years to include two deployments to the Middle East. I survived over 150 mortar attacks in Iraq, and I’m pretty sure I hold the record for hosting the largest pig picking in Iraq history. Just try to sneak four hogs into a Muslim country. That is a good story…

I have been very successful in my post-military professional life. I build world class teams. I pride myself on exceeding expectations and being a high performer.

I am interested in a lot of other things. I am section hiking the Appalachian Trail with my son. I am a professional, amateur bourbon hunter. Sometimes I’m a decent golfer. I have a passion for investing and obviously know a little about writing books and internet marketing. One of my favorite passions is trying to turn one dollar into two.

So I created PatHagerty.com as an outlet to share my thoughts on these things and more.

Again, I really appreciate you reading. If you like the content, be sure to sign up for my email list. I’m not the biggest social media guy, but would love a follow.

Thanks again and keep picking those dogs.
— Pat


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