The 2019-20 season will be the third for Sean O'Malley as Lake Forest's head women's golf coach and sixth year as a member of the Forester Athletic Department.
Under O'Malley's direction, the 2018-19 Foresters placed second at the Midwest Conference Championships and a pair of players on the team earned All-MWC honors by placing in the top 10 in the league tournament. Lake Forest won all three of its dual matches, finished in the top two in five invitational or championship events, and posted the second-best scoring average in team history. After the season four of the seven members of the team were named Academic All-MWC.
The Foresters' scoring averages in O'Malley's two seasons as head coach are easily the best in the five-year history of the program. They turned in the top two performances at the conference meet and individual players on the team have been named All-MWC five times with nine Academic All-MWC honors in that span.
O'Malley has been an avid golfer throughout his life. After participating in numerous junior tournaments, he went on to play varsity golf at Cleveland Saint Ignatius High School, where he helped lead the Wildcats to a pair of top-four finishes in the state of Ohio.
Following his high school career, O'Malley attended the College at Brockport, where he played hockey and graduated in 2010 with a degree in criminal justice. Throughout his college years and early hockey coaching career, he remained involved in the game of golf by developing and teaching youth in the central New York area.
O'Malley came to Lake Forest as an assistant men's hockey coach in 2014 and has helped lead the team to 68-53-13 record over the last five seasons.
He resides in Lake Forest.