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 the last 15 as manager. 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 the last 23 years. Although he retired from managing at the end of the 2013 season, O’Hara remains active as the YBL’s Vice President.
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 17 years in several capacities, including VP, Membership Officer, Director of Fundraising, Member-at-Large, and Director of Player Development and Communications.
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 Community Liaison for Operation Homefront New England, which provides emergency financial and other assistance to service members and their families, and wounded warriors. Additionally, he also serves as a fundraising consultant specializing in grant writing, golf tournaments and special events.