Pat Kohorst is a native of Washington, Illinois. He worked as an active duty Logistics Specialist in the United States Air Force from 2010 to 2020. He currently works as a fulltime member of the Peoria Air National Guard within the Logistics Readiness Squadron. He served three tours overseas at Balad Air Base, Iraq, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, and Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. He is a four time recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal, a four time recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal, three time recipient of the Air Force good conduct medal, a 3 time recipient of the Global War on Terrorism Medal and received the Iraqi Campaign medal in 2011.
Pat was a varsity letter recipient in football, basketball and baseball in 2000-2001. He was also a first team Mid-Illini selectee for football and baseball his senior year. As a senior, Pat set and still holds the single season strikeout (109) and innings pitched (74 1/3) record for Washington Community High School. His 9 wins that season makes him second all time on the single season win records list.
He continued his baseball career at Illinois Central College. In 2003, he boasted an ERA of 1.98 and ranked second in the nation with 9 wins which still stands as the single season record at ICC. He also had 91 strikeouts which was the third most in the nation. That too, remains an ICC record. His career total of 129 strikeouts gives him the second most in school history and his 11 career wins give him the third most in ICC history. Pat was a first team selection for the all-conference and all-region team in 2003.
At Western Illinois University Pat set and still owns the record for innings pitched in a season with 110. His 92 strikeouts and 9 wins in 2004 place him 5th and 3rd on the single season leaders list. He was a three time pitcher of the week and an all Mid-Continent Conference first team selectee in 2005. He notched some big victories for the Leathernecks against #8 ranked Oklahoma State University (2004), #6 ranked Texas Tech (2005) and the University of Iowa University twice. (2004, 2005)
Pat began his professional baseball career when he signed a free agent with the Mesa (AZ) Miners of the Golden Baseball League. He was then signed by the Richmond (IN) Roosters of the Frontier League. His rights were then traded to the Washington (PA) Wildthings prior to the 2006 season. He released later that season and signed with the River City (MO) Rascals. Kohorst ended his professional career in the summer of 2006 with a career 5-10 record as a starting pitcher.
- Pekin American Legion Pitching Coach (2002-2003)
- Morton American Legion Pitching Coach (2004)
- Western Illinois University Bullpen Coach/Head of Baseball Operations (2006)