Daniel Patrick Pugh (born May 15, 1956), better known as Dan Patrick, is a sportscaster from Zanesville, Ohio, United States. He is currently employed by ESPN as an anchor on their SportsCenter program. For many years, he and Keith Olbermann were arguably the network's two most recognisable faces. Patrick used the catch phrase Welcome to the big show when Olbermann worked with him; when Olbermann left, Patrick said This isn't the big show anymore.
Dan Patrick was a basketball player in high school, becoming an Ohio all-state selection his senior year.
In 1989, he began working at Sportscenter, where he still works as an anchorman.
He expanded, his career as a sportscaster has helped him become a sportswriter in ESPN: The Magazine, and an actor. He participated in several television shows, as well as movies such as 1997's The Definite Maybe, 1998's BASEketball, and The Waterboy, all as himself. In 1999, he got his first major role, playing Mark in Technowhere.