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Pat begins his 18th year on the Bears staff.
Knowles entered the Coast Guard Academy from Missouri and graduated in 1983 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. While a cadet, he was a four-year letterwinner in both football and wrestling.
His Coast Guard assignments have taken him to Hawaii (twice), Washington, D.C. and the engineering graduate school in Michigan.
He is retired from the Coast Guard and is an assistant professor at Three Rivers Community College.
Pat and his wife Ann reside in Norwich and have four children, Mark (25), Lydia (23), Lauren (14) and Julia (9).