Patrick O’Neill
Patrick O’Neill
Title: Head Men's & Women's Cross Country/Track and Field Coach
Phone: 617-243-2018
Email: POneill@lasell.edu
Previous College: Seton Hall University '08, American International College '13 MPA

Patrick O'Neill joins the Lasell College coaching staff after having served two years at Brandeis University as the assistant cross country and track and field coach. With the Judges, O'Neill helped manage and host the UAA Indoor Track and Field Conference Championships, and additionally coached five athletes to quality for the NCAA DIII Championships. 

Prior to his time at Brandeis, O'Neill served as the head coach for the men's and women's cross country teams at Lesley University. O'Neill had a tremendous impact at Lesley, leading both teams to a New England Collegiate Conference Championship Title. Nine athletes set new school records under O'Neill's reign, and the women's team was additionally named to the 2013 USTFCCCA DIII Cross Country All-Academic Team.

Before his time at Lesley, O’Neill spent three years at American International College.  During his tenure at AIC, O’Neill coached 25 NCAA DII National Qualifiers 21 of which earned All American honors.  Out of those 21 All Americans, six of them medaled finishing in the top three in their event.  Furthermore, O'Neill coached five relay teams to the NCAA Track and Field National Championship.  At the 2013 Penn Relays, O'Neill guided the men’s 10k Championship Race winner and runner up (28:58, 29:04).  In 2012, under his guidance the AIC men’s cross country team won their first-ever NCAA Division II East Regional Championship, which qualified them for the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championship where they placed 12th out of the top 40 teams in the country. Before he left AIC he saw numerous records fall including the 800m (1:50), Mile (4:03), 3K (8:07), 5K (14:03), 23:42 (8k), 10K (28:58), 3K Steeplechase (9:03), Distance Medley Relay (9:49) and 1500 (4:34), 3K (9:48), and 5K (16:46) on the women’s side.

In addition to his coaching experience, O'Neill was a four year standout runner (2004-2008) at Seton Hall University, where he was named to the 2006,2007, and 2008 Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team.