It was the most wins by a first-year coach in the program’s previous 125 seasons. “Now it’s gotten to the point where I want to spend more time with my family, and taking another job (at a bigger school) wouldn’t allow that. A few minutes later, when one of his players was tagged out trying to steal second, he waved his blue cap angrily in the air while stomping on the reddish dirt behind the dugout. “It’s like the young kid who says, ‘Boy, I’d like to play for the Dodgers,’ or ‘Boy, I’d like to play for the Yankees. Then he clenched both fists after sophomore right-hander Chris Garrett threw a fastball down the middle of the plate for a strike. What are you doing back there? The Standard hotel in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip is set to close Friday. My family didn’t want to go. Jim O’Brien, who coached with great success at North Torrance High and Harbor College, is about to join Dedeaux in the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame. They were always expected to play perfect because they were Jim O’Brien’s kids, and that wasn’t fair.”. The Standard hotel in West Hollywood is shutting down. “Last year,” O’Brien said, “was the toughest year I’ve ever had in coaching. Very aggressive.”. In 1972 North Torrance lost in the CIF championship game. Seas. Before O’Brien, that its. Among the recent ones are third baseman Eric Albright (Texas A & M), pitcher Eddie Lopez (Cal State Long Beach), second baseman Kevin Higgins (Arizona State) and outfielder Jack Hollis (Stanford). Besides, I promised my daughter I’d be a good grandfather.”. Biography Jim O'Brien is best known as a Basketball Coach. He’s just a person that you want to play baseball for. Ohio State record: 51-57 (.472) ** “For Jim O’Brien,” McIlvaine said, “coming in second is bad. They loved him. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1981. See All; Alphabetical List; By Year Inducted; Criteria & Nominations That’s even helped me in life. Full Bio. Jim O'Brien. ... Pat O'Brien. Lopez is in his first year as the head baseball coach at Pepperdine University and Snow is in his first season at Cal State Long Beach. “It’s a good situation for me here,” O’Brien said. That even applies to the family enterprise. Head Coach of the Indiana Pacers from 2007-2008 to 2010-2011. It was the most wins by a first-year coach in the program’s previous 125 seasons. O’Brien greeted the player who sprinted to the plate for Harbor’s first run with a high five. Harbor’s best representative in major league baseball is pitcher Eric Bullock, perhaps the finest player in the school’s history. Yogi Lutz. Add Your Blog Posts Here; Register Batting. Like Saban, O'Brien is a former protege of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Jim O'Brien Infrastructure Specialist, Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach & Baseball Coach Greater Chicago Area 414 connections Yogi Lutz. “There’s good job security for me here, and I don’t have to travel too far from home. O’Brien wiped the one tear that escaped his watery eyes and confirmed that he will be back next season. And he was. Baseball Coaching Staff. NCAA Tournament: 1 Year (1-1), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships More info Skip to main content TICKETS; COUGAR CLUB; SPORTS CAMPS ; SHOP NOW; SPORTS The Houston Texans said Friday that they interviewed former NFL coach Jim Caldwell and current NFL quarterback Josh McCown for their head coach opening. Bring it up! Overall record^: 320-318 (.502) **, ^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division III levels, ** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA, Mark Montgomery fired after nine and a half seasons at Northern Illinois, Hall of Famer Paul Westphal passes away from cancer at age 70, Former Southern Illinois head coach Rich Herrin passed away at 87, Former UIC head coach Jimmy Collins passed away at age 74, Let’s Speculate! James Francis Xavier O'Brien Born: February 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania High School: Roman Catholic HS in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania College: Saint Joseph's More coach info “He was pretty tough and he worked you real hard. California scientists have discovered a new coronavirus strain that appears to be propagating faster than any other variant in the Golden State. Boy, I’d like to play for Coach O’Brien.’ He’s just so damned successful.”. “He makes you believe that you can play anywhere in the country,” said Harbor Assistant Coach Tony Bloomfield, who was a an all-state shortstop for the Seahawks in 1983 and later played at the University of Nevada-Reno. DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Apr. Scroll below to learn details information about Jim O'Brien's salary, estimated earning, lifestyle, and Income reports. I’m a very intense coach. I told him I would, and I will.”, Young L.A. ‘vaccine chasers’ crowd unofficial standby lines in hopes of a shot. "We are very excited to have Jim O'Brien as our next women's soccer head coach. Meet the coaches and administrators of previous USA Baseball national teams. TIMES STAFF WRITER Less than 24 hours after leading Harbor College to its third state baseball title, Coach Jim O’Brien announced his retirement at a press conference Wednesday. Baseball Head Coach. 1 is the only thing good enough for him. Jim O'Brien was the founding editor of Street & Smith's Basketball Yearbook in 1970 and continued to be associated with the magazine for more than 35 years. The Angels were without their respected young coach – but not for long. Re: Former C's Coach Jim O'brien was ahead of his time; every NBA team is copying his system now but he doesn't get cred Post #15 » by the sea duck » Thu Mar 2, 2017 9:13 pm His recognition of the value of the 3 and willingness to emphasize it was ahead of the rest of the league at the time. 1 selling annual of its kind in the country and the official NBA pre-season magazine. In his first season with Stony Brook, O'Brien helped take the program to the next level, playing a key Jim O'Brien - Assistant Coach - Staff Directory - Stony Brook University Athletics Skip To Main Content It said its lease price made the location unsustainable. The huff somehow vanished when the Seahawks scored in the next inning. Jim O'Brien Headlines May 16, 2019 Illinois Wesleyan Baseball Announces 2019 Postseason Team Honors He needs to be the best.”. Born and raised in Philadelphia, O'Brien graduated from Roman Catholic High School of Philadelphia in 1970 and St. Joseph's University in 1974. Todd Louviaux. They couldn’t miss. . To tell you the truth, I don’t know how much longer I’m going do it. It’s like night and day. Twelve years of doing it at Harbor is just half of the O’Brien success story. ABCA Hall of Fame. People eager to get the COVID-19 vaccine ahead of schedule have flocked to some L.A. clinics, spending hours in an unofficial standby line for doses left over at the end of the day. See All; Alphabetical List; By Year Inducted; Criteria & Nominations Todd Louviaux. Baseball Asst. Former Harbor Athletic Director Scrappy Rhea, who hired O’Brien, admits that he never thought the Seahawks could make it to the state playoffs. “We’re not allowed to make mistakes. “It was a win-at-all-costs type of thing. Head Coach of the Boston Celtics from 2000-2001 to 2003-2004. We’re just supposed to win.”. Toggle navigation. View Full Bio. View Full Bio. O'Brien also served as offensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions and won national coach of the year honors after going 8-4 in 2012. He believed in that, and he got his kids to believe in him. O'Brien brought such stars as Bill Curley, Howard Eisley and Danya Abrams to the Heights. “When I took this job, it was between Southwestern College and Harbor. Earned his first major coaching gig with the NCAA’s Dayton Flyers in 1989. Head Coach of the Philadelphia Sixers from 2004-2005 to 2004-2005. O’Brien and his wife, Anna, have five children. Jerry McIlvaine, a former rival and a friend of O’Brien’s, says his success is owed in great part to the way he handles players. Such are the antics of Jim O’Brien, the vehement and demanding baseball coach who is in his 13th season at Harbor. Coach. “This is a tough sport,” O’Brien said, “and you have to play it hard. Freshman Physical Therapy / Health Care Science Jim Thorpe, Pa. Jim Thorpe. We play very aggressively, which sometimes gets mixed up with dirty, but we’ve never played dirty. Log In “It takes a rare individual, you know, that can do that year after year after year.”. I think it helped because when it came down to the end, we won. Such are the antics of Jim O’Brien, the vehement and demanding baseball coach who is in his 13th season at Harbor. Bring it up!”. He just doesn’t like that. Baseball Asst. She became the national youth poet laureate at age 16; six years later, she read her poem at Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’ historic swearing-in. Coach. Born: February 11, 1952 Alma Mater: Saint Joseph's (1974) As Player: 84 G, 8.1 PPG, St. Joseph's (Full Record) Career Record (major schools): 5 Years, 61-87, .412 W-L% School: Dayton (61-87) Conference Champion: 0 Times (Reg. O'Brien also scored 1,273 points over his three varsity seasons, good for a 16.5 ppg average. How the ‘California miracle’ dissolved into a winter coronavirus nightmare, Experts say California’s brutal winter COVID-19 surge is largely driven by complacency on masking and distancing. Baseball Head Coach. Jim O'Brien Headlines May 16, 2019 Illinois Wesleyan Baseball Announces 2019 Postseason Team Honors . After bouncing around in the minor leagues for several years, he is in contention for a spot on the Philadelphia Phillies’ roster. Could a homegrown coronavirus strain be partly to blame for California’s surge? Emerson record^: 34-44 (.436) The sophomore, who was an all-city and all-league player at Westchester High, says Harbor is always expected to do well. O'Brien, who was fired by the Texans in October following an 0-4 start, will replace Steve Sarkisian, who will leave to become the head coach at Texas after Monday's national title game. Once he gives up coaching, the kids, the grandchildren and the trees should keep him busy, although he’ll miss the role of baseball mentor. Friday, July 17, 2020 | Today's Paper. Full Bio. He returned in 1986 to assume head coaching duties at Boston College, and in 11 seasons led the Eagles to 168 wins, three NITs and three NCAA Tournaments. He was also the head varsity football coach for two years. View Full Bio. Tracking coronavirus vaccinations in California, UC San Diego developing face mask sensor that detects coronavirus. Last year his youngest kids, 19-year-old twins Sean and Casey, played baseball for him. 5, 2018) – Mercy College Director of Athletics Matt Kilcullen Jr. has announced the hiring of Jim O'Brien as the new Mercy College Head Women's Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Services. It’s a very emotional subject for me.”. St. Bonaventure record: 67-51 (.568) After teaching at North Torrance for a year, he was asked to take over the varsity baseball team. He won an NCAA title as […] “A lot of good high school kids followed me here,” O’Brien said. O’Brien was a rigid coach, according to Jim Zambarelli, who played baseball and football for him at North Torrance in the 1970s. At OSU, O'Brien took his teams to four consecutive NCAA tournaments, winning Big 10 titles in 2000 and 2002 and advancing to the Final Four in 1999. O’Brien was fresh out of Brigham Young University, where he was an outfielder for four years. One calls it ‘COVID resentment.’, How a 22-year-old L.A. native became Biden’s inauguration poet. Sacramento Kings Jim O'Brien 3-time NBA Head Coach Nate McMillan 3-Time NBA Head Coach Kenny Atkinson Former Head Coach Brooklyn Nets Brett Brown Former Head Coach Philadephia 76ers David Fizdale 2-Time NBA Head Coach Fred Hoiberg Former Head Coach Chicago Bulls Jim Boylen Former Head Coach He won an NCAA title as […] At St. Joseph's, O'Brien started on the Hawks basketball team for three seasons. Don Adee, Swimming/Track Coach Jim "Popcorn" Brandt, Football George Conroy, Men's Hockey Smitty F. Eggleston '50, Men's Track and Field Tom Gibbons 1907, Boxing Rev. Newspapers or magazines Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, September 9, 1965 Earned his first major coaching gig with the NCAA’s Dayton Flyers in 1989. Discover Jim O'Brien Net Worth, Salary, Biography, Height, Dating, Wiki. “That puts tremendous pressure on my players.”. “This is a tough sport,” O’Brien said, “and you have to play it hard. It may seem ironic that O’Brien doesn’t want that kind of stress for his sons, since he has put tremendous pressure on himself throughout the years. O'Brien brought such stars as Bill Curley, Howard Eisley and Danya Abrams to the Heights. ), 1 Time (Tourn.) View Full Bio. Jim O'Brien. O’Brien started a Christmas tree business 24 years ago, and now it’s one of the largest and most successful in the South Bay. Scroll below to learn details information about Jim O'Brien's salary, estimated earning, lifestyle, and Income reports. ANTI-DOPING Golden Spikes Donate Pure Baseball Shop. Freshman Physical Therapy / Health Care Science Jim Thorpe, Pa. Jim Thorpe. In his first year O’Brien led the Seahawks to the conference title and, for the first time in the school’s history, the state tournament. “Every mistake we make is closely analyzed,” Kristy said. ... O'Brien, Tim: 2007: 14U: Assistant Coach 2010: Women's: Assistant Coach O'Connor, Brian: 2018: Collegiate: View Full Bio. He returned in 1986 to assume head coaching duties at Boston College, and in 11 seasons led the Eagles to 168 wins, three NITs and three NCAA Tournaments. Jim O’Brien, who coached with great success at North Torrance High and Harbor College, is about to join Dedeaux in the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame. Right now I’m on a year-to-year basis. “Before Jim,” said athletic equipment manager Earl Webb, who has been at Harbor since 1957, “baseball at Harbor had some good moments, but nothing like it is now. On June 8 th, 2004 Andy Geiger fired Jim O’Brien for violation of NCAA rules. More Jim O'Brien Pages at Baseball Reference. Toggle navigation. “You’re going to have off days, and he prepares you for them. O’Brien led the Saxons to eight Bay League titles and two CIF 4-A crowns (1971 and 1974) in 12 years. He could turn any program around immediately.”. O'Brien, admittedly on the hot-tempered side in those days, already had tossed long-time Racine coach Jack Schiestle more times than he could remember, but … “At the beginning of the season I told a couple close friends this might be my last year, but a player came up to me and looked me in the eye and asked, ‘Coach, will you be here next year?’ What could I say? The two-time all-league and all-CIF second baseman says O’Brien had great strategy and worked extremely hard on the fundamentals of the game. F Jim O’Brien (Seattle, 2007-09) has signed a one-year contract with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers (Germany, DEL). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Teams coached: St. Bonaventure Bonnies, Boston College Eagles, Ohio State Buckeyes, Emerson Lions That hasn’t been enough, though, to make O’Brien leave Harbor, which is 4-1-1 in the South Coast Conference. He was looking for work as a physical education teacher, and the school had an opening. O'Brien also scored 1,273 points over his three varsity seasons, good for a 16.5 ppg average. Bring it in a little! For his efforts, Jim has been named Coach of the Year in three different conferences, the Atlantic 10, the Big East and twice in the Big 10 and was selected National Co-Coach of the Year in 1999. Baseball Asst. “He’s a very dedicated and hard-working coach,” said Rhea, who also coached baseball and football at Harbor, “but the main thing about him is that he’s very persuasive and convincing with his players. “Hey, that’s too much! McIlvaine was the baseball coach at league rival South Torrance for 20 years, and he’s seen vintage O’Brien. ... O'Brien, Tim: 2007: 14U: Assistant Coach 2010: Women's: Assistant Coach O'Connor, Brian: 2018: Collegiate: It became the No. "I saw him at the wake on Wednesday," said Reid Oslin, Boston College's assistant athletic … He’s made only two attempts to move on. Skip to main content TICKETS; COUGAR CLUB; SPORTS CAMPS ; SHOP NOW; SPORTS Harbor finished second in California that year after losing to Long Beach in the final of the state tournament. ... Pat O'Brien. Development. Re: Former C's Coach Jim O'brien was ahead of his time; every NBA team is copying his system now but he doesn't get cred Post #15 » by the sea duck » Thu Mar 2, 2017 9:13 pm His recognition of the value of the 3 and willingness to emphasize it was ahead of the rest of the league at the time. Site Navigation. Meet the coaches and administrators of previous USA Baseball national teams. He molds them with one objective, and that’s to win games for Harbor College. John O'Mara. Jim O'Brien page at the Bullpen Wiki; Player News. Baseball Asst. “I came to the conclusion at North, as I have at Harbor, that pretty soon I would be expected to win all the time, " he said. ABCA Hall of Fame. Last season, with the Belleville Senators (AHL), he had one goal and two assists in 11 games. Unlimited Access. Boston College record: 168-166 (.503) . It was very exciting to play for him.”. He got in the business of designing winning baseball programs at North Torrance High when he was 22. He really knows how to motivate players. He taught me to be very competitive, and in the business world you really need that.”, O’Brien says, however, that heading a winning program isn’t always fun, which is part of the reason he left North Torrance. Potential DePaul head coach candidates, An honorable mention All-American at St. Francis Prep in Brooklyn, O’Brien went on to letter for three seasons at Boston College under head coaches, Served as the Eagles’ team captain during his senior season, 1970-71, Played for a few years in the ABA, including one season with the Kentucky Colonels playing for head coach, Started his coaching career in 1977, spending five seasons as an assistant to, Became head coach at St. Bonaventure in 1982, leading them to a 67-51 record over four years, including an, Returned to alma mater BC in 1986, coaching the Eagles for eleven seasons in the Big East, Won 168 games, went to three NCAATs and in 1997 claimed a share of the, Left BC for Ohio State in 1997, spending seven years as the Buckeyes’ head coach, What appeared to be an incredibly successful tenure would end in controversy and NCAA sanctions, O’Brien’s teams went to the NCAA Tournament four years in a row, including a trip to the, O’Brien got in trouble with the NCAA when he admitted to providing a one-time $6,000 loan to the mother of an Ohio State recruit from Serbia after he had signed a LOI, though he never played for the Buckeyes, From that investigation, it was found that another Buckeye player had been receiving impermissible benefits while competing for the school, The school was given three years’ probation, ordered to vacate all games in which the player appeared, dropping O’Brien’s overall record at OSU from 133-88 to 51-57, All four NCAA Tournament appearances (including the 1999 F4), two shared regular season titles and 2002 Tournament title were all stripped and the school was required to pay back postseason bonuses, O’Brien was fired by Ohio State in June 2004; the firing lead to a couple of lawsuits with the school, eventually resulting in a judge awarding $2.4 million to O’Brien and the NCAA later reducing the coach’s five-year “show-cause” penalty to just two years and throwing out three violations out, Was free to coach again starting 1/31/08, but it was not until May 2011 when he took another collegiate head coaching job, Spent three years as the head coach at Division III Emerson College in Boston, going 34-44 (25-25) during that tenure, Retired from coaching in March 2014 following the Lions’ 2013-14 season, Along with his late wife, Christine, has two daughters. Jim O’Brien, Maz and the ’60 Bucs (Pittsburgh: James P. O’Brien Publishing Co., 1993). The bigger concern was how Jim O'Brien was bearing up. John O'Mara. Development. “I’ll be here. Ninety percent of his players have gone on to play at Division I colleges. He applied for the head coaching position at Loyola Marymount four years ago and at Cal State Dominguez Hills five years ago. Harbor third baseman Steve Kristy agrees with O’Brien. Caldwell has served as head coach … He almost took a coaching job at a junior college in his native San Diego but decided to stay at Harbor, where he earned the reputation of a sharp and knowledgeable master of the game. The 51-year old South Bay baseball legend, who is also Harbor’s athletic director, has led the Seahawks to nine conference championships and two state titles in 1978 and 1984. Like Saban, O'Brien is a former protege of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Sure, there were other jobs in other parts of the country, but I didn’t want to move away from here. Assistant Coach of the Dallas Mavericks from 2012-2013 to 2012-2013. “At the end of almost every season,” O’Brien said, “there’s rumors that it’s Jim O’Brien’s last. About the Author : Pittsburgh sports author Jim O'Brien has written 29 books in his “Pittsburgh Proud” series. View Full Bio. Dominguez Hills hired a former O’Brien player and assistant, Andy Lopez, and Loyola hired Dave Snow. ANTI-DOPING Golden Spikes Donate Pure Baseball Shop. Discover Jim O'Brien Net Worth, Salary, Biography, Height, Dating, Wiki. O’Brien says it was not easy coaching his sons. He is on the advisory board for the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, and has been inducted into the Western Chapter of … O'Brien, who was fired by the Texans in October following an 0-4 start, will replace Steve Sarkisian, who will leave to become the head coach at Texas after Monday's national title game. O'Brien is the son-in-law of Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay. “He’s a disciplinarian who tries to get the most out of his players, and he’s very demanding when you’re on the field. Jim O’Brien paced anxiously on the grass as he watched his young Harbor College baseball team whip Compton College in a conference game. O'Brien, admittedly on the hot-tempered side in those days, already had tossed long-time Racine coach Jack Schiestle more times than he could remember, but … James J. O'Brien (born April 9, 1950) is an American college basketball coach who has served as coach of St. Bonaventure University (1982–1986), Boston College (1986–1997), Ohio State University (1997–2004) and Emerson College, a Division III school in Boston (2011–2014). For their sake, I’d never do it again. “He played power baseball, down and dirty,” McIlvaine said. Biography Jim O'Brien is best known as a Basketball Coach. O’Brien came to Harbor as a baseball coach and physical education teacher in 1976, when baseball at the school was just an ordinary program. “If I wanted an instant winner at any level, I’d hire Jim O’Brien in a second. Just aggressive. “He put a little bit of fear in you,” said Zambarelli, who is the vice president of Ball Industries in El Segundo. Coach. Then he shouted at the next batter with both hands in the back pockets of his blue and gold uniform. 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