Tim O’Shea

Tim O’Shea (born January 13, 1962)

Teams coached: Ohio BobcatsBryant Bulldogs
Ohio record: 120-95 (.558)
Bryant record: 96-210 (.314)
Overall record: 216-305 (.415)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2005)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2013)
  • MAC Tournament Champion:  1  (2005)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2008-2018 Bryant
2001-2008 Ohio
1997-2001 Boston College (asst)
1988-1997 Rhode Island (asst)
1986-1988 Yale (asst)
1985-1986 Boston College (grad. asst)
1984-1985 Rhode Island (grad. asst)

Tim O’Shea Facts

  • Timothy O’Shea
  • Born January 13, 1962
  • Hometown: Woodbury, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: Boston College (BA, 1984 & MS, 1986)
  • After a finishing a stellar prep career at Wayland HS (MA), O’Shea played four years at Boston College for head coaches Tom Davis and Gary Williams
  • Spent one year each as a graduate assistant at Rhode Island (under Brendan Malone) and Boston College (under Williams) before becoming a full-time assistant for head coach Dick Kuchen at Yale in 1986
  • Joined Al Skinner‘s staff at Rhode Island in 1988 and spent thirteen years as an assistant – nine at URI and then four more at his alma mater Boston College
  • First head coaching gig came in 2001 when O’Shea was hired to take over the program at Ohio
    • Won 120 games in seven seasons in Athens, winning the MAC Tournament in 2005 to leading the Bobcats to the NCAAs
    • Had four straight winning seasons, each with 19+ wins, from 2004-2008
  • Took over at Bryant in 2008, helping transition the program into full NCAA Division I eligibility
    • After four transition years, O’Shea led the Bulldogs to 19 wins in 2012 and earned a trip to the CBI
    • Announced his retirement from coaching in February 2018, effective at the end of that season
  • O’Shea came out of retirement in August 2020 to become the head coach at Naval Academy Preparatory School near his home in Newport, RI

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