|Title:||Head Women's Lacrosse Coach|
Brooke Diamond O'Brien is in her sixth season as the head women's lacrosse coach at Washington and Lee. She has posted a 74-23 overall record and a 41-1 mark in league play in her first five seasons at the helm.
O'Brien's first campaign resulted in one of the best seasons in program history. The Generals set a school record for wins in a season (17-3) and acheived the highest national ranking (5th) in the the history of the program. W&L went undefeated in conference play, claimed the conference tournament title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In her second season, O'Brien led the Generals to a 13-5 overall record, including a 7-1 mark in ODAC play. The Generals reclaimed the ODAC title and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament during her third season, finishing with a 14-5 overall record while going undefeated in conference play. Most recently, O'Brien guided the Generals to a 15-5 overall record and another ODAC title during the 2012 season, where the team advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
O'Brien came to W&L after serving as an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Amherst College and as a graduate assistant women's soccer coach at Smith College from 2005-07.
At Amherst, O'Brien assisted in all aspects of the program and helped lead the Lord Jeffs to a No. 6 ranking and the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2006. At Smith, O'Brien was also involved in all aspects of the women's soccer program and helped lead the team to a 14-7-1 record and an ECAC New England Championship during the 2006 season. O'Brien graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst in 2003 with a bachelor of arts in psychology and law, jurisprudence and social thought. She earned a total of 12 letters as a member of the women's lacrosse, women's soccer and women's basketball teams and served as a captain for all three sports.
In lacrosse, she was a two-time First Team All-America selection and two-time Kelly Award winner as the Division III National Goaltender of the Year. She was named the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected the Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in leading the Lord Jeffs to the 2003 National Championship. In soccer, O'Brien was a four-time all-region selection as a goalkeeper, leading Amherst to the 2001 NESCAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament Runner-up finish. She was a two-year captain of the basketball team. Following her playing career, O'Brien was presented the Howard Hill Mossman Trophy as the senior athlete who brought the greatest honor to athletics at Amherst College during their four years.
A native of Longmeadow, Mass., and an alumnus of the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn., O'Brien worked as a financial analyst with Goldman, Sachs & Co., in New York and London from 2003-05. She earned a master of science in exercise and sports studies from Smith College in the spring of 2007.
The former Brooke Diamond married W&L Assistant Football Coach Brendan O'Brien in July of 2011. The couple reside in Lexington.
DIAMOND O'BRIEN YEAR-BY-YEAR AT W&L
||ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, School Record for Wins, ODAC
Coach of the Year
||ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round
||ODAC Champions, NCAA Second Round, ODAC Coach of the Year
|2012||15-5||ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round|
||74-23 (.763)||4 ODAC Titles, 4 NCAA Bids, 2 ODAC Coach of the Year Awards|