s UConn Men's Lacrosse: John O'Leary Named Assistant Coach

John O'Leary Named Assistant Coach

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

John O’Leary has joined the UConn Men's Lacrosse team for 2011-12 after two seasons as offensive coordinator at Bacon Academy. O’Leary was a three-year starter on attack at Saint Anselm College, compiling 92 goals and 127 points in his career placing him fifth all-time.

A standout player, O’Leary led Saint Anselm to their best season on record his junior year when the team went 11-3. The Hawks advanced to their first ever NE-10 Conference Final Four
appearance that same season. He was a two-time NE-10 All-Conference selection and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Saint Anselm along with an MBA in International Business
Development from the University of Hartford.

Upon graduation, O’Leary founded Silver Sound lacrosse along with his brother. Their team
has competed in the Glastonbury Lacrosse tournament as well as the Lake Placid tournament in
recent years. Silver Sounds has won three Glastonbury tournament championships (2005, 2008
and 2009).

He has also served as head coach for the north squad twice in the Nutmeg State Games leading
players from Glastonbury, Newington and West Hartford to the Silver and Bronze medals. In
the summer O’Leary is still active, playing in summer leagues and various tournaments. In 2004
he won the PVLL with the Glastonbury Whalers and still plays with the team every summer.

O’Leary comes from a strong family of lacrosse: his younger brother, Brian, was also a two-time
NE-10 All-Conference selection on attack at Saint Anselm College who remains the all-time
leader in assists with 152 and is second in career points with 210.

O’Leary is an adjunct faculty member at Goodwin College and currently resides in Glastonbury
with his wife Sarah.

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