Breda O’Connor joined the Judges’ coaching staff in 2012 after previously serving as head coach for the men and women’s programs at Regis College, where she also received her Master’s in Organizational Communications in 2011. O’Connor led the Pride to impressive results, with the men recording their highest ever placement at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships, breaking nearly every team record in the process. O’Connor recruited some of the top Division III women in New England to join the Pride this fall. O’Connor served as the Aquatics Director and the staff liaison to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Along with coaching at the collegiate level, O’Connor worked as a developmental coach for the Bernal’s Gator Swim Club 2005-2009, and currently works for MetroWest Aquatic Club (MAC), a technically-based club she helped develop three years ago. At MAC, O’Connor works with the age group swimmers and facilitates club communication.
Prior to coaching, O’Connor had the opportunity to swim for Coach Kotch at Bentley University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing. At Bentley, O’Connor helped the Falcons to a record of 39-14 over her four years and led the squad as captain her senior year.