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Pat was the first Metro player to score more than 500 points in two seasons. He also was the first player ever to win the Metro player of the year in two consecutive seasons. He ended his high school career with 1,333 points, scoring in double figures in 44 of 45 games his junior and senior years.  He earned the Ted Fritsch Medal his senior season.

As a sophomore, Pat was second team all-FVCC and was tied as the fourth leading scorer in the conference with 218 points. In his 16th game of his junior season, Pat became the 10th player in the city to reach 500 points. His junior season he tied for the FVCC scoring title with 536 points and claimed the scoring title his senior season with 511 points. In his junior and senior seasons he was selected first team FVCC, Metro player of the year along with the metro scoring title, the Channel 5 and 11 viewing area top athlete, and the Green Bay Press-Gazette and News Chronicle player of the year. He was a third team all-state selection his junior year and second team all-state his senior season. 

A photo of Pat Daul with his wife

The Cadets won the first state championship in basketball for Premontre his senior year during the 1981-82 season. This win was the first state championship basketball title for the city of Green Bay, and the first WISAA state champion from outside the Milwaukee metro since 1964. Pat’s college career included one year at Loras College and three years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Pat graduated from UW-La Crosse in 1986 with a degree in accounting. He moved to Minnesota after graduation and became a CPA while working for Redpath and Company. He left public accounting after four years and to become the controller for Press Publications from 1990-2010. 

Pat married Amy Hietpas in 1986, and they have three children. Amanda is an oncology nurse, a field she chose after witnessing the significant role the nurses played in the care and support of Pat and during his battle with cancer. Rob is following in Pat’s footsteps as a CPA working for Redpath and Company. Niki is an actuary. All three children reside in Minnesota. 

Pat’s love for the game of basketball continued after college. He started coaching youth basketball at the YMCA when his daughter, Amanda, was in second grade and his son, Rob, was in kindergarten. He coached traveling basketball for seven years, including five years for Rob’s team and two years for Niki’s team. His knowledge and passion for the game was highly respected by the players and parents. The parents of his players became some of his best friends.

After a courageous battle with cancer, Pat passed away on July 19, 2010. He will always be remembered for his passion for sports and his deep love for his family.

  • 2020