PKC Welcomes New Director of Field Operations – Shane Patton

Category: 2021 News
Published Date Written by RDC

Evansville, IN -
Tuesday - August 17, 2021


Due to the upcoming retirement of Jerry Moll, effective Monday September 06, 2021 Shane Patton will become the new Director of Field Operations for the Professional Kennel Club. Shane has been a member of PKC since September of 2002. You have seen him working hard at the last several Walker Days, Spring/Fall Super Stakes, National and World Championships. Shane has also hosted many successful events as the Hunt Director at the Gallatin County CHA “Junction Club”, such as Pro Hunts, The Southern Illinois Jamboree and The River Bottoms Classic. Shane has served the last several years as the PKC Illinois State President and also on the PKC Executive Committee. He has been a successful competitor in the events, banking over $72,200 in PKC earnings, in a fairly short period of time.

Shane and his wife Kylie, reside in Shawneetown, Illinois and are the parents of a son; Zayne (10) and a daughter; Zoey (7). An introductory statement from Shane can be found at the bottom of this page. Please join us in welcoming Shane to the PKC family. Shane can be reached at 618-841-3996 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A few comments from Jerry:
Over the past two years, following the passing of both my Mom and Brenda’s Mom, along with my heart surgery this past spring, has led me to a lot of soul searching, finally bringing me to this decision of retirement. Only God knows which day will be our last one here on earth and I’ve decided to spend a lot more of them with my family.

I have enjoyed the last sixteen years working in the field of Coonhound Event Management, five with American Kennel Club and eleven with Professional Kennel Club. I would like to publicly thank Roger Dale and the PKC staff for inviting me to accompany them on this great adventure. I could not have been treated better during stressful times of family loss and personal health needs. A very sincere, heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the PKC Members who have gone out of your way to help me when needed. If you judged, guided, sat on a panel or any number of other things to assist me, I say thank you! For those of you who provided much needed, positive comments and words of encouragement, you have no idea how much they have been appreciated.

A few comments from Shane:
The sport of coon hunting has been a passion of mine since I was a youngster! I began competition hunting back in 2002 and from that my passion for the sport has grown tremendously! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the PKC members over the coming years!  I would like to thank my wife and family for allowing me to pursue this opportunity, and Roger Dale for trusting me with the responsibilities! If there is anything I can do for anyone my phone will always be on!  Thank you!! 

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