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Patrick Kinas

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Patrick Kinas
Broadcaster/Media Relations
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Patrick Kinas returns for his 12th season behind the mic for the Mudcats, anchoring all 140 broadcasts. Kinas, a 18-year professional baseball veteran, began his career in 1993 with the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings of the Midwest League (MWL). From there, he continued his career in the MWL with the Kane County (IL) Cougars in 1997, before joining the Mudcats just prior to the 1999 season.

Kinas expanded his television play-by-play role this past off-season, making his national television debut with a Conference USA telecast on CBS College in January.  Additionally, Kinas called nearly two dozen collegiate events:  college football and basketball games on regional sports networks CSS, MASN for the East Carolina Pirates and C-USA, along with broadcasting ACC Championships for the ACC Network from soccer, softball, swimming & diving, to women's basketball. 

This March, Kinas completed his ninth full season as the voice of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack women's basketball program in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) on the Wolfpack Radio Network, including a majority of games heard nationally on XM Satellite Radio. Kinas also serves as the fill-in broadcaster for the men's basketball team at NC State. 

Kinas is currently the president of Play-By-Play Sports Properties (PBPSP), LLC, a two-year-old company co-founded by Joe Bourdow, which licensed away the broadcast rights to the Carolina Mudcats.  In July, 2010, PBPSP forged a partnership with Wolfpack Sports Marketing, acting as a sponsorship arm for NC State women's basketball.

In 2009, Kinas founded the Triangle Sportscaster Camp (TSC), an intensive, three-day broadcast experience each July for area junior high through college-aged youths interested in the world of sportscasting.  In its first two years, TSC has taught nearly three dozen youths attending from New Jersey to North Carolina with sportscasting aspirations while they interact with the region's most renown sportscasters from college and pro athletics, along with award-winning sports anchors and producers. 

Prior to his time with NC State, Kinas had a two-year stint as the football and men's basketball voice for the Elon Phoenix, a Division I member of the Southern Conference.
In October 2001, as a part of a fundraiser entitled "Mudcats for America", Kinas broke the Guinness Book of World Records mark for marathon bowling, rolling for 34 hours and 23 minutes consecutively, while the Mudcats raised $5,015 for the September 11th Fund. The Mudcats welcomed dignitaries, celebrities, sponsors and hundreds of the team's fans to this event held at Buffalo Lanes in Cary, NC, to support the families victimized by the terrorists in New York and Washington, DC.

Kinas received his M.A. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern (IL) University in 1994, two years after completing his undergraduate degree in Business and Communication at Millikin (IL) University in 1992. While at Millikin, he served as the radio voice of the Millikin Big Blue football and basketball teams. Kinas, an all-conference tennis player while at MU, was also named an Volvo academic All-American, and still holds the all-time school record for singles, double and career victories. State-ranked as a junior player, Kinas won the Raleigh City Open in 2002.