Coach Tim O’Connell enters his 11th year of coaching baseball at Brother Rice. He has served as a varsity assistant coach the last 6 years, working primarily with infielders and hitters and with dozens of college players. From 2015-2019 the Crusaders have set many program records and won multiple CCL Blue titles, in addition to the 2018 sectional championship. Coach O’Connell previously served as head sophomore coach for 5 years, winning 2 CCL Blue titles.
A 2003 Brother Rice graduate, Coach O’Connell played baseball and football at Brother Rice, serving as captain of the 2003 regional championship team. He also was the valedictorian and Gold Medal Student Athlete for the 2003 class. He is a 2007 graduate of University of Illinois.