Pat Poore is the University of Minnesota's wide receivers coach.
Poore is a 26-year veteran of college coaching. Prior to his time at Minnesota, he spent three seasons Northern Illinois. His first two years at NIU were spent coaching the quarterbacks, while he coached the wide receivers in 2010.
Poore has coached with Gopher head coach Jerry Kill since 2001, when he joined the staff at Southern Illinois. With the Salukis, Poore coached the quarterbacks.
Poore coached in three consecutive bowl games at Northern Illinois and also coached in the NCAA FCS Playoffs for five consecutive seasons (2003-07) at Southern Illinois. With the Salukis, quarterback Nick Hill broke five single-season school records and was a Sports Network All-America performer. He also coached 2004 Gateway Conference Player of the Year Joel Sambursky, who still holds three SIU records.
Prior to joining Kill's staff, Poore was an assistant coach at Central Oklahoma (1999-2000), Tarleton State (1997-99) and Panhandle State (1995-96). Poore also served as head coach at Iowa Wesleyan in 1994 and 1995. He also served as an assistant coach at Iowa Wesleyan from 1992-94. Poore's coaching career has also included stops at Colorado School of Mines (1990-91) and the University of Chicago (1991-92), where he was on staff with Gopher offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover.
Poore began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Fort Hays (Kan.) State in 1985. In 1987, he took a full-time position with Fort Hays State, while also coaching the Tigers' baseball team. In 1988, he gave up the baseball duties and was promoted to offensive coordinator, a role he served in until 1989. Poore is a gradute of Stockton (Kan.) High School
Poore and his wife, Gwen have two children, Trevor and Taylor.
THE POORE FILE
2011: Minnesota - Wide Receivers
2010: Northern Illinois - Wide Receivers
2008-09: Northern Illinois - Quarterbacks
2001-07: Southern Illinois - Quarterbacks
1999-2000: Central Oklahoma - Assistant Coach
1997-98: Tarleton State - Offensive Coordinator
1995-96: Panhandle State - Offensive Coordinator
1994-95: Iowa Wesleyan - Head Coach
1992-94: Iowa Wesleyan - Offensive Coordinator
1991-92: University of Chicago - Recruiting/Special Teams
1990-91: Colorado School of Mines - Defensive Backs/Special Teams
1988-89: Fort Hays State - Offensive Coordinator
1987-88: Fort Hays State - Defensive Backs
1985-86: Fort Hays State - Graduate Assistant
Fort Hays State (Defensive Back), 1981-84
M.S., Fort Hays State, 1986
B.S., Fort Hays State, 1984
Stockton (Kan.), 1980
July 25, 1962