On this week’s episode of New England Lacrosse Journal’s “Chasing The Goal” podcast, hosts Kyle Devitte and Jack Piatelli talk with Oaks Lacrosse Club coach Joe O’Neill.
O’Neill is best known for coaching Wahconah Regional (Mass.) to its first-ever MIAA Division 4 title in 2022. However, he has a long background in the sport and has been involved with box lacrosse in western Massachusetts and beyond for over a decade.
He has coached box teams of all ages across the border in New York as well as in Canada, developing young talents like his son, Billy O’Neill, who is now a sophomore midfielder at Nazareth.
In the winter of 2022, O’Neill put together a Senior B-level box lacrosse team based out of Holyoke, Mass. That team, the Paper City Oaks, won their conference in the NABLL, a national box lacrosse organization developing talent within the United States.