Patrick Walsh '71 named distinguished Alumnus for 2021

Pat has a long legacy at St. Petersburg Catholic High School, including his three children who graduated from SPCHS--Darlene ‘93, Casey ‘09, and Collin ‘17. “I still feel that special feeling when I come to campus; it has always felt like family at SPCHS,” says Pat. Pat has stayed very involved in the life and growth of our school, serving on the Consultative Board on and off since the 1990s. He currently serves on the executive committee of the consultative board and has been indispensable in the classroom renovation project and updating our facilities over the past few years. Pat’s wife, Toni, was heavily involved in the Parent Association and the Gala Committee and continues to be a blessing to the Baron family.


Pat has expressed that St. Petersburg Catholic prepared him well for the success he found in his adult life. After his graduation in 1971, he moved on to the University of Florida, earning a B.A. in Construction Management in 1974. Just a few short years later, Pat started his very own company, Greater Bay Construction, and sold it 28 years later. Currently, Pat works in real estate development in St. Petersburg, FL.