Complete Coach Information For Coach O'Connor
Head Coach - Girls 16 Regional
Tom has been a member of USA-Volleyball since 1980. More recently known as one of the top volleyball officials in DC area, Tom has broad background as a player, Juniors Coach and Club Director. Tom brings a “player improvement” focused coaching style to the Braddock Road program. As a player, Tom was a middle hitter for several top teams including IMUA, Washington Volleyball Club and Team “33” which won a CHRVA Regional championship. His resume also includes league championships in Fairfax adult leagues and the competitive Embassy league. Tom has enjoyed multiple successes as a doubles player; winning several tournaments. Speaking of outdoor play, Tom hosted the National Kidney Foundation’s Volleyball Marathon each July for over 20 years. As a club director, Tom lead NVVA’s junior program through a six year period of record growth with numerous successful teams and players. Tom was also NVVA recruiting director for several years, assisting dozens of high caliber players to reach the collegiate level. As a coach, Tom has been head coach of 13’s and 14’s teams, an assistant on numerous successful teams at the 16’s, 17’s and 18’s levels. He has been a welcomed instructor at several area camps and skills clinics bringing a high level of enthusiasm with every touch of the ball.
As an official, Tom has his USAV Junior National rating and a PAVO state rating. Over the last two decades, he has officiated at almost every large club tournament or qualifier on the East Coast and most colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic area. He has also officiated at 8 Junior National Championships and countless CHRVA Regional events. He has been involved in the VHSL High School program since it began, and has officiated at numerous Regional and State VHSL Championships. As an officiating instructor, Tom has assisted hundreds of young player-referee complete their certification and helped the continued growth the sport.
Tom’s vast knowledge and experience is a welcomed addition to Braddock Road Volleyball. He is IMPACT certified and working towards renewing his CAP 1 certification.