Molly O’Brien joined the Duke women’s lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach in August of 2013.
O’Brien came to Duke from Bristol, Conn., where she was a content associate and production assistant with ESPN’s NASCAR Now. She also worked as a production assistant at ESPN before joining the NASCAR Now program.
A frequent member of the Blue Devils’ camp coaching staff in previous years, O’Brien also served as a camp counselor at Georgetown and North Carolina. She spent two seasons as an assistant varsity coach at Conard High School in West Hartford, Conn., from 2012-13.
O’Brien lettered four years at Connecticut (2007-10), contributing to the Huskies’ attack. She totaled two goals and one assist in 26 games at UConn while also tallying one ground ball and two draw controls wins for her career. A member of the BIG EAST All-Academic team, she was the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Scholar Athlete Award and the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes (CPIA) Academic Excellence Award. O’Brien graduated in 2010 with a degree in communications.
A native of Cary, N.C., O'Brien completed her prep career at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, where she holds school records for game, season and career goals, assists and points. She was tabbed an All-American by US Lacrosse in 2006.