- As a sophomore, O'Brien averaged more than 13 points per
game for Bob Cousy's final team, which won 15 straight games
and made it to the NIT final.
- He set a school record with 18 assists against LeMoyne as a
senior, and he still ranks second on the BC career list with
663 assists. O'Brien also scored 1,273 points over his three
varsity seasons, good for a 16.5 ppg average.
- He returned in 1986 to assume head coaching duties at Boston
College, and in 11 seasons led the Eagles to 168 wins, three
NITs and three NCAA Tournaments. O'Brien brought such stars
as Bill Curley, Howard Eisley and Danya Abrams to the
- His greatest achievements as coach were an unexpected run to
the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight in 1994 and BC's first BIG
EAST Tournament championship in 1997.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall
of Fame in 1976.