Joe O’Hara spent 30 years in the dugout of the Al Thomas Club – six as a player, followed by nine as a coach, and 15 as manager, before retiring from coaching in 2012 to focus on being team president and GM. During his time with the Al Thomas Club, they won five championships in nine trips to the Championship Series, won 18 division titles, and made the playoffs in 22 of 23 years. He was dragged out of retirement in 2018 to start rebuilding the team from scratch, and remains as manager in 2019 to continue the rebuilding process.
A former 14-year manager and past president of the Milton Babe Ruth League and five-year coach of Milton Senior Babe Ruth, he has been on the YBL Board for 23 years in several capacities, including Membership Officer, Director of Fundraising, Member-at-Large, Director of Player Development and Communications, and his current roles as vice president and treasurer.
A B.C. High and Boston College graduate, O’Hara worked in the B.C. High Development Office for seven years before moving on to serve eight years as Director of Development for James F. Farr Academy, Inc. in Cambridge, and then as grant writer for Partners Home Care.
He currently serves as Northeast Area Director for Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that serves veterans and military families. Additionally, he also serves as a fundraising consultant specializing in grant writing, golf tournaments and special events. O’Hara is also a member of the Sons of the Milton American Legion Post 114, Milton Kiwanis Club and Quincy Lodge of Elks #943, having recently been named its Citizen of the Year.