The 2018-19 season will be the second for Sean O'Malley as Lake Forest's head women's golf coach and fifth year as a member of the Forester Athletic Department.
Under O'Malley's direction, the 2017-18 Foresters placed third at the Midwest Conference Championships and three players on the team earned All-MWC honors by placing in the top 10 in the league tournament. Lake Forest won both of its dual matches, finished first in three invitational events, and posted a scoring average nearly 15 strokes per round better than the year before. After the season five of the eight members of the team were named Academic All-MWC.
O'Malley has been an avid golfer throughout his life. After participating in numerous junior tournaments, he went on to play varsity golf at Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School, where he helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of top-four finishes in the state of Ohio.
Following his high school career, O'Malley attended the College at Brockport, where he played hockey and graduated in 2010 with a degree in criminal justice. Throughout his college years and early hockey coaching career, he remained involved in the game of golf by developing and teaching youth in the central New York area.
O'Malley came to Lake Forest as an assistant men's hockey coach in 2014 and has helped lead the team to 56-43-7 record over the last four seasons.
He resides in Lake Forest.