“Pat was a true friend and Warrior at heart. He was an intense competitor, a dedicated teammate, and he had an extraordinary ability to make us laugh with his exceptional brand of humor. Pat will be missed but never forgotten. We honor Pat and all he means to us, by sharing his legacy with the next generation of Warriors through this scholarship”.
— John Roeser ’89, classmate and friend
This scholarship honors the life and legacy of Patrick F. Trese ’89 who unexpectedly passed away in November of 2020. Dr. Michael and Caron Trese and the Trese Family funded this endowed scholarship in Patrick’s memory.
Patrick’s years at Brother Rice set the foundation for his commitment to faith, family, community, and athletic achievement. During his time at Brother Rice, he set a high standard for likeability among his peers, pursued excellence on the soccer field, and began to develop a unique sense of humor that would continue to grow and become a hallmark of his charismatic personality.
Patrick was a stand-out goalkeeper for the Warriors Soccer Team, and his passion and performance led the 1989 Warriors to the state finals. Upon graduating from Brother Rice, Patrick continued his soccer career in college. He received national recognition as a highly-ranked goalkeeper in the NCAA Division I while playing for the Michigan State University Spartans.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree from MSU, Patrick set his sights on a career as an attorney where he brought his competitive spirit and drive for success to bear. After graduating from the University of Detroit School of Law, with a commitment to public service in mind, Patrick began an accomplished career as a prosecuting attorney serving in his home community of Southeastern Michigan (Wayne and Oakland Counties) and the State’s Attorney’s Office in Florida, before eventually enjoying a successful private practice in Florida.
Although admired for his professional accomplishments, Patrick is most importantly remembered as a proud father, devoted son, loving brother, and loyal friend.
Throughout his years as a dedicated professional and father, Patrick always found time and a way to give back to the community. He was an active participant and contributor to his parish in Florida and gave generously of his time to support initiatives to serve his local community. Perhaps the most rewarding was the time he spent coaching kids, especially his own.
In memory of Patrick F. Trese ’89, this endowed scholarship is awarded to a junior student(s) who enjoys extracurricular activities and exhibits leadership, exceptional school spirit, a healthy sense of humor, self-confidence, and is highly regarded among his peers.
In honor of Patrick, please consider making a donation to the Patrick F. Trese ’89 Memorial Scholarship Fund. On the donation form, under the Designation drop-down, select Scholarship Program and include “Patrick F. Trese Memorial Scholarship Fund” in comments.
If you are interested in supporting an existing scholarship or creating a new scholarship, please contact Michelle Lievois, Director of Annual Giving and Scholarships.
Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice High School is a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School and ranked the #1 Catholic High School in Michigan.