Pat Filien Obituary – Cause of Death: Retired Saint Rose men’s ball coach Brian Beaury said he’ll remember Pat Filien for his uncommon smile and bright air off the court that hidden a significantly genuine streak as a 6-foot-7 spot for the Golden Knights from 1990 to 1992.
“Ready court, he was a lion,” Beaury said. “He is a genuine sense ricocheted back the ball like he hadn’t eaten in a month and the ball was meat. … He was a savage competitor and you wouldn’t understand that when you met him since he was an especially sensitive goliath.”
Filien, athletic boss and head men’s ball tutor at Bryant and Stratton in Albany, passed on at his home in East Greenbush on Thursday morning. He was 51.
Filien had encountered COVID-19 lately, as shown by Beaury and past Saint Rose partner Gallagher Driscoll. The particular purpose behind death wasn’t to open.
Filien and Driscoll drove Saint Rose to its first Division II NCAA Tournament in 1992.
“He by and large had a smile all finished and paying little heed to how dreadful of a day I may have, he, for the most part, made me smile since he’d come up and put his arm around you and ask how you’re doing,” Driscoll said. “Pat never had a dreadful day, and if he did, you’d never know it.”
Filien, a Queens’ nearby, moved to Saint Rose from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
After his playing occupation completed, Filien went into preparing and transformed into a productive Division I associate. He showed up at five straight NCAA Tournaments with the University of Vermont from 2003 to 2005 and the University at Albany in 2006 and 2007.
“Playing with him as an associate, everything was constantly going to be adequate,” Driscoll said. “You know, ‘We’ll move beyond this.’ Being a partner tutor for certain exceptional undertakings, he, by and large, had the chance to make proper acquaintance, ‘all that will work out.’ He did things the right way.”
After UAlbany, Filien traded over to women’s ball and filled in as a partner tutor at Air Force and Missouri-Kansas City.
He later stepped through the exam of building an athletic program at Bryant and Stratton’s Albany grounds.
“Finally, he found his own thing, something that he could start without any planning,” Beaury said. “He had desires for Bryant and Stratton to transform into an NCAA Division III program. … He was getting something going there.”
Filien is made due by his loved one, Tiffani, his youngster, Marcus, who is a sophomore forward at Cornell, and his young lady, Lauren, a senior b-athlete at Columbia High.
Pat Filien’s Twitter profile read, “Love my family, being a dad, and HOOPS.”