Pat Cole has dedicated the majority of her life to sport as an athlete, coach, mentor and volunteer. She has won multiple Canadian championships as an athlete and coach. She was a member of the 1959 Canadian Pan Am Games track team. Cole coached five athletes from the Hamilton Olympic Club to national teams. She started women’s outdoor and indoor track at McMaster and coached a number of OUA football players who made the CFL. Cole was also an assistant coach with McMaster women’s hockey finalists. She introduced the Eagle Award for Mac’s top female athlete. In the community she set up track and field programs and assisted at the 1976 Pre-Olympic basketball tourney. Cole became the first woman elected to the Mac Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction.