Coach Eric O’Brien has been with Koa Sports for over a year. Before Eric joined Koa he was a 3 year varsity player in High School at Douglas Freeman in Richmond,Virginia where he made it to the state playoffs for all 3 years. Eric went 22-7 in 191 innings with a 1.43 ERA during his high school career. Eric attended Monroe community college from 2017-2018 and went to the 2018 NJCAA World Series. After community college, Eric went to Shepherd University for 3 years, where he played in a multitude of positions. At Shepherd University he pitched 77 innings to a 4.70 ERA and also played in the Valley Baseball Collegiate League, the Stanton Braves. Eric coached at Baseball Performance Center in NJ and interned/ coached with some of the top arms in the area. When asked “What does shaping kids’ lives through sports mean to you?” Eric responded with “To teach how to work with and support others. Also to shape young minds for life skills that can be built upon outside of sports and into daily life.”