Pat Barry boxed out of New York until he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. After a professional boxing career, he became an officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and achieved the rank of detective. He retired recently. He met his wife Dawn, herself a Metro officer, in Las Vegas and the two have been married since 1978. They have one daughter who is married to former boxer Augie Sanchez.
Currently, he is a boxing trainer in Las Vegas, Nevada at the gym he and his wife Dawn started, Barry's Boxing. He trained former world champion Clarence (Bones) Adams. He also trained Augie Sanchez, Diego Magdaleno, Jesse Magdaleno and a long list of amateur champions.
He appeared in the film "Play It to the Bone".