- Played basketball in high school and was an Ohio all-state selection his senior year.
- Won a Sports Emmy Award in 1998 for Outstanding Sports Personality, Studio Host.
- Was named the National Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association in 2000.
- Was a possible replacement for Bob Barker to host The Price Is Right, but declined the offer to audition for the position.
- Left ESPN in August 2007, after working for the network for 18 years.
- Began hosting the syndicated radio show The Dan Patrick Show in October 2007; starting in 2010, it was simulcast on various sports networks.
- Became a senior writer with Sports Illustrated in 2007.
- Named to NBC's coverage team for the 2012 Olympics in London.
- Bill Pugh — Brother
- Dave Pugh — Brother
- Susan — Wife
- Molly — Daughter
- University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States (BA in Broadcasting, 1979)
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