Kathleen O'Neill enters her 12th 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.
In 2011, the SJC alumna guided the Bears to three-straight 14-win seasons which included back-to-back Hudson Valley Conference regular-season titles and two finals appearances. She was named the Association of Division III Independents Coach of the Year in 2012 and the HVIAC Coach of the Year in 2013.
In 2018, the Bears qualified for their first Skyline post-season appearance closing out the regular season on a five-match win streak to earn a spot in the first round as a No. 6 seed.
Over her tenure, O'Neill has developed three Skyline and 14 Hudson Valley All-Conference selections. Additionally, 19 student-athletes were named to the Skyline Academic Honor Roll and one garnered Skyline Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors in 2015.
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-athlete 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 Lady Bears dynasty of five straight conference titles. Her basketball and softball teams also each captured an HVWAC title.
As her full-time job, O’Neill is a social studies teacher in the NYC Department of Education. She resides in Brooklyn, NY.
|O'NEILL'S YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD|
|2008||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||18-4||5-0||HVWAC Tournament & Regular Season Champion|
|2009||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||3-17||1-4|
|2010||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||8-19||2-3|
|2011||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-11||4-1||HVWAC Tournament Runner Up|
|2012||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-7||3-0||HVWAC Regular Season Champion
AD3I Coach of the Year
|2013||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||14-8||6-0||HVIAC Regular Season Champion & Tournament Runner Up
HVIAC Coach of the Year
|2014||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||8-12||2-3|
|2015||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||10-12||4-6|
|2016||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||12-12||3-8|
|2017||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||8-13||4-6|
|2018||St. Joseph's (Bklyn)||12-11||5-5||Skyline First Round|
|Overall (11 seasons)||121-126 (.490)|