MERION STATION, Pa. – Saint Joseph’s head coach Fritz Hamburg has announced the addition of Pete O’Hara to the Hawk baseball coaching staff. O’Hara will serve as a volunteer assistant coach and will work with the squad’s outfielders.
“I am very excited to announce that Pete O'Hara has joined our staff as our volunteer coach,” Hamburg said. “He will be working specifically with our outfielders as well as assisting with our base running and bunting. Additionally, he will be very active with all of our camps. We are very happy that Pete has chosen to come to Hawk Hill to be part of our program!”
“I couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to become a part of the Saint Joseph's community,” O’Hara said. “I'm looking forward to be able to contribute to the SJU baseball program in any way that I can.”
“Pete brings some intangibles that we were looking to add to our staff,” Hamburg added. “Having played and coached both baseball and football at Delaware Valley University, that type of background is something you don't see very often.”
O’Hara enjoyed a standout career on the diamond at Delaware Valley, finishing his career second in program history with 200 hits, 154 runs scored, and 78 stolen bases, while ranking fourth with 32 doubles. After earning a pair of All-Conference honors as an outfielder, the Aggies’ three-year captain spent his senior season at shortstop, earning All-Conference and All-Region accolades there as well.
As a member of the football team, O’Hara helped DelVal to two Middle Atlantic Conference championships and a pair of NCAA Second Round appearances. He was named the Delaware Valley Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014 and was a three-time member of both the fall and spring academic honor rolls in the MAC.
Prior to coming to Hawk Hill, O’Hara spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater. He began his coaching career at Arcadia in 2015.