O’Brien to lead WC volleyball

Staff report

The Wilmington College athletic department has named Timothy O’Brien as the new head volleyball coach, Vice President of Athletic Administration and Athletic Director Terry Rupert announced.

“We are pleased to bring someone with Tim’s coaching experience to guide our volleyball program,” said Rupert. “We are looking forward to the development of the team.”

O’Brien comes from Adrian College, where he served as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. In addition, O’Brien has proven experience with rebuilding programs.

“It’s a mindset,” he said. “You have to understand (rebuilding) is a process, it’s not going to happen overnight. We have to recruit and we need to get the current players on the same page with our plan.”

It will be his first women’s college volleyball head coaching position, but he brings head coaching experience to the table. He served as the men’s head coach at Alderson Broaddus University in 2014, and had two high school head coaching stints.

He was also a graduate assistant at Siena Heights University. A 2012 graduate from Siena Heights, O’Brien is a 2008 graduate of Dayton Carroll.

Staff report