W. Harold O'Connor
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Honorary (Track & Field Coach)
Honorary
1990

Biography

"Skip" O'Connor came to the Holy Cross as an assistant to head track coach Tom Duffy in the 1960’s and ascended to the head coach’s position upon Duffy's retirement. He was instrumental in building the successful Crusader teams of the 1960s and 1970s. His teams produced numerous New England champions and All-America honorees. His reputation as a coach led to many international invitations to help develop track programs, and even after retirement he continued to advise the track team well into his 80's.