John O'Reilly
John O'Reilly

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Experience:
Second Season


11/15/2013

Neumann, Dillon and Gomez Earn BIG EAST Player of the Year Accolades

Wiese and company named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year

John O'Reilly joined the Georgetown staff in 2013 after a four-year stint at Babson College in Babson Park, Mass. He assists in all aspects of the program.

Last year, the Hoyas returned to the NCAA Tournament as the sixth-overall seed eventually falling in the Sweet 16. Along the way, the Blue & Gray won the program's fourth BIG EAST Regular Season Championship, advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship and spent the entire season in the national rankings. The squad set a new program record in shutouts with 12 and led the country in shutout percentage (0.67) as well as ranking second in save percentage (0.884) and team GAA (0.46).

Individually, the Hoyas had two All-Americans in Steve Neumann and Brandon Allen. Neumann went on to be the No. 4 overall draft pick in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft and classmate Joey Dillon followed in the third round. In the BIG EAST, the team garnered five All-BIG EAST honors and had the Offensive, Midfielder and Goalkeeper of the Year as well as the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year. As an assistant coach and the recruiting director at Babson, the Beavers posted a record of 60-17-10 while winning a pair of NEWMAC titles and receiving four-consecutive NCAA Tournament berths including trips to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2011.

In Massachusetts, he spent two years coaching with FC Bolts Celtic, one season with pre-academy and one with the U-15 boy's team. Additionally, he spent two seasons with AC Milan Boston as the boy's U-16/18 coach and was the Boston director for Soccer Without Borders. He is still heavily involved in the Soccer Without Borders program.

O'Reilly graduated from Lehigh University where he was a two-time all-conference and all-region selection while earning team MVP, Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA First Team All-America. In fall of 2006, he helped lead the Mountain Hawks to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

O'Reilly's professional experience includes the Cincinnati Kings in Ohio and the Vaerlose Boldklub in Denmark. As an amateur and youth player he won a Super Y-League National Championship with the Boston Bulldogs and a PDL National Championship with the Cape Cod Crusaders.

He currently coaches the boy's U-15 squad for the Bethesda Soccer Club and holds an NSCAA National Coaching License.

The native of Arlington, Mass., is working on his master's degree at Georgetown University in sports industry management. He resides in Washington, D.C.

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