The 2017-18 season will be the fourth for Sean O’Malley on the Forester coaching staff. He assists the head coach in all facets of the program.
O'Malley has helped lead Lake Forest to a 41-32-5 0verall record and a 32-25-1 mark in Northern Collegiate Hockey Association play over the last three seasons. The 2016-17 Foresters matched the program record for league wins in a season and the team posted a school record 15-game unbeaten streak in 2014-15. Two different players on the team have been named NCHA Player of the Year and First Team West All-American since O'Malley joined the staff.
O’Malley came to Lake Forest from the State University of New York at Potsdam, where he served for two seasons as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and academic advisor.
For seven years O’Malley was an on-ice instructor at Can/Am Hockey Schools in Lake Placid, New York, and Guelph, Ontario. He spent last summer in Cleveland as an on-ice instructor for the Ohio Hockey Project, where he coached Junior A players. O’Malley has also served as an evaluator with USA Hockey Development.
O’Malley, a 2010 graduate of the College at Brockport, was a four-year member of the Golden Eagles men’s ice hockey team. As a senior he served as an assistant captain and was the recipient of the Bob Pedersen Coach’s Award, exemplifying character and work ethic as a student-athlete. After graduating with a degree in criminal justice, O’Malley pursued a professional career with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League as well as various minor league teams.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, O’Malley played golf and hockey at St. Ignatius High School, and is a member of the St. Ignatius Hockey Hall of Fame. He also played as a post graduate for Gilmour Academy and the Syracuse Stars of the EJHL.
O'Malley, who is also the head women's golf coach at the College, lives in Lake Forest.