Mike O’Brien was named the
first Head Coach of the inaugural women's basketball program at
Wells College in November of 2009. Entering the North Eastern
Athletic Conference in the 2009-10 season, O'Brien collected the
program's first victory on Nov. 23, 2010, a thrilling come from
behind victory against the Mustangs of Morrisville State College.
Most recently during the 2011-12 women's basketball season, O'Brien
coached a team that doubled its victories from the prior season and
posted six victories within conference play.
Prior to his tenure at Wells, O'Brien was an assistant coach at Mohawk Valley Community College, helping to guide the Hawks to 28-3 record while capturing the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference Championship. After claiming the conference championship, O'Brien served as an assistant coach with the team at the NJCAA Region III final during the 2008-09 season. Prior to MVCC, O'Brien was an assistant at Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., qualifying for postseason play both years during his tenure.
Cumulatively, O'Brien has over ten years experience coaching at the junior high, high school and collegiate levels. He received his bachelor’s degree from SUNY Brockport in History and his master's degree from East Carolina University in Exercise and Sport Science.
O'Brien resides in Aurora, N.Y. with his four children, Mackenzie, Emma, Danny and Lauren.