Inductee — Pat O’Neil

Pat O’Neil

Class of 2019

Birthplace: Brownsburg

Coach

Biography:

Pat O’Neil is a 1975 graduate of LaPorte High School and a 1980 graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan University. At KWU he won the Gold Glove Award and MOP along with being the batting champion. After college he was an assistant coach at SB St. Joe (under HOF coach Chip O’Neil) and LaPorte (under HOF Coach Ken Schreiber – part of 1987 and 1990 state championship coaching staffs); did some scouting for the MLB Rays and Pirates; and was head baseball coach at Fountain Central and Brownsburg before landing at his current job at Danville HS.

Coach O’Neil has a career record of 364 wins and 124 losses (76%) and has been awarded numerous Coach of the Year awards by the IHSBCA, the ABCA, the BCA, the Indianapolis Star, and other media outlets. He was the head coach of the South All-Star team, Team Indiana, and has been a district rep and served on several committees.

His Brownsburg teams won 5 Hoosier Crossroads Conference titles, 3 sectional crowns, 3 regionals, 3 semi-states, were state runner-up twice in 2003 and 2004, and won the 2005 state championship. The 2005 Brownsburg team was voted the greatest high school baseball team of all time by the Indianapolis Star.

Coach O’Neil coached 12 first team all-state players, 9 all-stars, 2 Mr. Baseballs, and sent over 50 players to college baseball. He has also coached three current major league players (Lance Lynn, Drew Storen, and Tucker Barnhart). Pat is married to his wife Carol (8 yrs). He has two daughters, Maureen Hoard and Katie Jewell, and has two step children, Jenny Linn and Michael Linn, along with his two grandsons, Clark and AJ Hoard.