Patrick Tuohy is a coach, certified trainer, business owner, and speaker who works with teams throughout Northern New Jersey to create cultures of team welfare and continual growth. As founder and owner of X-tra Mile Fitness in Cranford, NJ and co-founder of Transition Lacrosse, Coach Tuohy believes leadership is teamwork and trains his teams to know themselves, find their inner strength, and strive for the highest standards of performance.
Raised in Westfield, Coach Tuohy graduated from Westfield High School in 2000 where he captained both the lacrosse and football teams his senior year. Tuohy continued his lacrosse career at Roanoke College ending it prematurely to join the United States Marine Corps in 2002. Over the next six years, Coach Tuohy continued to live a lifestyle of growth by continuing his education at Roanoke College amid two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II. During his time in the Marine Corps, Tuohy led by example and received Honor Graduate from recruit training and Combat Engineer School. For his service in Iraq, Coach Tuohy received an Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon for missions in the Al Anbar Province. He finished his six-year Marine Corps service in May of 2008 obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Coach Tuohy is entering his 13th year of coaching lacrosse at Westfield High School. Before serving as Head Coach, he completed 2 years as a volunteer, 2 years with the Junior Varsity team then 3 years as the Assistant Varsity Coach and 5 years in his current role as Head Coach of the Varsity Team. Drawing on his service in the United States Marine Corps and extensive experience coaching and training high school and club lacrosse, hockey, and rugby, Coach Tuohy has spoken multiple times at elementary, middle and high schools in the area in addition to teams and groups from other areas throughout the state.
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.
As a statement to committing to the highest standards of performance, Coach Tuohy has been awarded Group IV Head Coach of the Year 2014, Courier News Head Coach of the Year 2014, NJSIAA Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year 2010, and Fitch-Pitt Division- Boys Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year 2010. Coach Tuohy is certified in Under Armour Combine 360, TRX Course, IMG Trainings/Workshops, Red Cross First Aid and CPR. He also holds certifications through the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) and National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
“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.