Pat O’Hagan knows sports, he's the sports director at the Wyckoff YMCA, owner of O’Hagan Sports Camps, and director of the Wyckoff Football program and head coach of the senior team. The father of three has coached his children along with Wyckoff youth for more than eleven years.
I miss the Brownstone — they had great burgers and wings. I would go with the family or meet friends for a bite to eat. For a nice dinner my favorite place locally is The Brick House. The food is good and Aldo [Cascio] is generous to the community.
I'm a sports fan! I love the Giants, the Steelers and the Yankees. I attended the Giants' Super Bowl with my sons Patrick and Joseph and it was an amazing experience to share with my boys. I enjoy music, especially U2 and Springsteen. Singing rock 'n' roll music makes me happy.
I played football at Hawthorne High School and Upsala College. My daughter is a freshman at Penn State and my oldest son is a junior at Ramapo High School. My youngest son is an eighth grader at Eisenhower Middle School.
One of my most memorable trips was to Ireland and London with 20 members of my family. We visited the Irish village of my mother’s childhood. To walk with my mom and children through the places of her youth was powerful. It was great meeting our Irish relatives. My family enjoys summer vacations in LBI.
Make a Wish
I want to see kids get off the couch and away from their video games and computers — put down the cell phones, stop texting, and get active. Being a part of a team teaches kids how to interact with others and work collectively to achieve a goal.
It is troubling to see so many good people out of work. Economic challenges are not happening on the news but in our own community. I hope there is a turnaround and things get better soon.
I grew-up in Hawthorne and have lived in Wyckoff since 1991 — I'm truly a local guy. I wish that communication in town would improve so that all groups could work together for the good of the community.