Brien V. O’Neill is one of the original instructors dedicated to the launch of Universal Sports Education. His interest in both teaching and sports dates back many decades. Professor O’Neill earned a BA, cum laude, in Philosophy from Princeton University, where he lettered in two sports and competed on a national championship team. Subsequent to Princeton he earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Professor O’Neill completed Princeton University’s Teacher Preparation program and was awarded teaching certification by the State of New Jersey. Over the years he has taught at many levels including elementary, intermediate, high school and college. More recently Professor O’Neill has developed and conducted workshops on an assortment of business topics in both corporate and nonprofit settings. He has been a faculty member of Berkeley College for more than six years, where he has taught a variety of business and management courses including Sports Management.
Professor O’Neill was a highly successful multi-sport athlete in high school and Division 1 college. High on his list of achievements is playing on Princeton’s nationally-ranked basketball team that won the 1975 National Invitational Tournament Championship. At Princeton he played for renowned Basketball Hall-of-Fame coach, Pete Carril. Professor O’Neill has many contacts in college and professional basketball coaching and sport administration.
While at Princeton, Professor O’Neill also competed in outdoor track and field, where he distinguished himself in both the long jump and triple jump. There he worked with Larry Ellis, past President of USA Track & Field, and Head Coach of the 1984 Olympics United States men’s track and field team.
Professor O’Neill has been active in a number of youth sports programs, coaching basketball, baseball and soccer. He was a leader in developing and overseeing girls’ instructional basketball programs in Connecticut.
Professor O’Neill has had a varied and deep professional management career spanning publishing, media, public relations, consulting and the not-for-profit sector. Among his many management engagements, he worked with The Topps Company to streamline the production operations for the company’s trading card lines for professional football, basketball, baseball and hockey.