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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5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Enjoy your blog and advice. As an active alumni volunteer and past national staff member with my fraternity, do you ever welcome/use “guest” contributors or interested in collaborating on posts/articles for your site? Send me an email if interested and let’s discuss. Thanks!

    Interfraternally,
    DB

    • Absolutely – I am always welcome to other opinions. I don’t claim to know everything, and the more views we can get the better. I’ll shoot you an email.

      Pat

  2. Thanks for this website! It’s really helped answer questions and is a great reference for future topics. Greatly appreciated.

  3. I just wanted to say that I greatly appreciate what you are doing here on this website and how you are helping out fellow Greek Brothers no matter what Fraternity they belong to. I need this advice because i am almost in a similar situation adn I will use it to teh fullest extent. Like I said before I greatly appreciate you doing this because i was worried I wouldn’t know what to do. Thank you

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