Kathleen O'Neill enters her 10th year as head coach of the St. Joseph’s College women’s volleyball team.
In 2008, her rookie season as a head coach, O'Neill guided the Lady Bears to a fifth-straight Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference championship. The SJC alumna compiled three straight winning seasons and back-to-back Hudson Valley Conference regular season titles. She was named the Association of Division III Independents Coach of the Year in 2012 and the HVIAC Coach of the Year in 2013.
O’Neill graduated from St. Joseph’s as valedictorian in 2005, receiving her B.S. in History with a concentration in Education. She was a three-sport athlete, playing on the volleyball, basketball and softball teams during her four-year career and was the first SJC student-athete to receive USCAA All-American and USCAA National All-Academic Team honors in the season in 2004.
She was also a member of the 2004 HVWAC championship volleyball team that started the the Lady Bears dynasty of five straight conference titles. Her basketball and softball teams also each captured an HVWAC title.
O’Neill is also the head coach of the JV volleyball team at Bishop Kearney High School, where she graduated in 2001.
As her full-time job, O’Neill is a social studies teacher in the NYC Department of Education for the past five years. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
|O'NEILL'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD|
|2008||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||18-4||HVWAC Tournament & Regular Season Champion|
|2009||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||3-17|
|2010||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||8-19|
|2011||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-11||HVWAC Tournament Runner Up|
|2012||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-7||HVWAC Regular Season Champion
AD3I Coach of the Year
|2013||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-8||HVIAC Regular Season Champion & Tournament Runner Up
HVIAC Coach of the Year
|2014||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||8-12|
|2015||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||10-12|
|2016||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||12-12|
|Overall (9 seasons)||101-102 (.498)|