O’Connor moved on to assistant jobs at Assumption, Bryant, Brown, and Providence. He was with the Friars the season before the administration dropped the baseball program.
“The last Providence game was when we lost to Florida State’' in the NCAA regionals, he said.
O’Connor plans on being at Saint Leo for a long time. “My heart is here,” he said. “This is a dream come true.”
But home will always be Framingham, where his former wife and their two children live.
“I still go to the Framingham-Natick Thanksgiving game every year,” said O’Connor,.
His playing days are over, but the scouting continues, only now it’s for his alma mater. “It’s ended up really good,” he beamed. Pretty much where it started.
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