Patricia Shibinski
Patricia Shibinski

For 42 years Pat Shibinski coached and taught at the Mount. She assumed various roles in the Mount’s evolving athletic program in the 1950s and 1960s. She coached field hockey, basketball and volleyball, and she served as chair of physical education. A much-loved teacher and coach, Pat had a major influence on many of the current female and male coaches in Greater Cincinnati. Pat coached the College’s one varsity sport in the 1950s — field hockey — and managed the intramural program. Many consider Pat a trailblazer as she was one of the few women in athletics who worked full time while raising a family. Pat received the Faculty Appreciation Award from the Mount in 1992, and was honored with the Lifetime Service Award from the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association in 2006. She was also inducted into the University of Cincinnati Hall of Fame and the Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Pat still resides in Sayler Park where she remains active in a number of ways, including spending time with her children, grandchild and friends.