It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our great friend and colleague Pat Duffy who passed away on Sunday morning after a long illness. Pat was an inspiration in the coaching world internationally, and an incredible man to anyone who was lucky enough to know him. 

Pat was the Vice-President for Strategy and Development for the International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) and the Chair to the working group in developing the International Sport Coaching Framework. He was appointed as Professor of Sport Coaching in December 2009 at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK where he was charged with a leadership role in the development and implementation of the Sport Coaching Strategy for the University.

He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Article about Pat in Irish Examiner: 
Pat Duffy is gone but Hope lives on

Article about Pat on HK website:
In memory of Pat Duffy



Pat meant a lot to so many people, and hundreds of people filled the family's local church in a beautiful service on Thursday 14th August for an emotional, but celebratory day of his life.

Let’s now continue to carry on Pat's work and legacy.

Thank you very much for all your kind messages of condolences.

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