Coach Patrick Tuohy was raised in Westfield, NJ and graduated from Westfield High School where he was Captain of both the football and lacrosse teams before attending Roanoke College and joining the United States Marine Corps. Coach Tuohy graduated from Roanoke College in 2006 and worked his way to Platoon Sergeant/Commander in the U.S. Marine Corps where he trained over 100 Marines. He completed multiple courses including combat engineer, marine combat training, recruit training and more. He served two tours between February 2003 and September 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Coach Tuohy has also been the Head Varsity Coach of the Westfield High School Lacrosse team since 2008 in addition to the Union Mudturtles Men’s Rugby Team since 2013.
In the United States Marine Corps, Coach Tuohy was an honor graduate, meaning he graduated #1 in his platoon at Bootcamp at Paris Island. He was also an honor and academic graduate out of combat engineer school, meritoriously promoted to corporal and sergeant and then later selected to Staff Sergeant in 5 years of service. Coach Tuohy served in the invasion of Iraq to liberate the country and then served in the Al Anbar Province where he was awarded an ARCOM, a United States military decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.
Coach Tuohy is the Founder and Owner of X-tra Mile Fitness in Cranford, NJ and Co-Founder of Transition Lacrosse.
“Staff Sergeant Patrick Tuohy served his country with honor, courage, and commitment during two combat tours in Iraq. As Patrick’s Platoon Sergeant for six years, I was able to observe his dedication to duty, leadership by example, and constant mission accomplishment. While in both combat and garrison, Patrick was my go to Marine as he was always dependable and instrumental in building unit cohesion and morale. His dynamic leadership style and physical fitness is second to none; if given the opportunity, I would by name request Patrick to serve in combat with me again. In the last 24 years of my service in the United States Marine Corps, Patrick is in the top 5% of hundreds of Marines I have had the pleasure of leading.”
– Master Sergeant James Toland Jr.