2022 marks Joe O’Hara’s 40 th year with Al Thomas Club as a player, coach and manager, in addition to serving as team president, GM and franchise holder. During his time with the Al Thomas Club, they have won six championships in ten trips, including 2021’s magical worst-to-first title. The A’s have also won 19 division titles and made the playoffs in 23 of 25 years. In 2018 he rebuilt the team from scratch for a third time.
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 27 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. In 2020, he was named Employee of the Year for Operation Homefront and was recently inducted into the Al Thomas Club Hall of Fame. He had previously been inducted into the Yawkey League Hall of Fame in 2013 and the National Semi Pro baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.