Eileen O’Reilly

Eileen O’Reilly begins her fourth season as the head coach of the Red Hawks in 2018. She became the 17th coach in program history in June 2015.

In her first three seasons, O’Reilly has fashioned a 47-15 record which includes berths in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship each of the last two seasons, a feat accomplished only one other time in program history.

O'Reilly led Montclair State to a 15-5 record and a berth in the NJAC semifinals in her first season. The Red Hawks finished the year ranked 11th by the NFHCA and placed three players on the All-NJAC Team, including Megan Roeloffs who would later be chosen to the NFHCA Division III All-America Second Team.

O’Reilly followed up an impressive first campaign with an even better one in 2016 as the Red Hawks returned to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship for the first time in three seasons. Montclair State posted a 16-6 mark and was ranked in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III poll throughout the season ending the year at No. 10. The Red Hawks also went 5-1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and advanced to the conference’s championship contest for the first time since 2013.

Montclair State placed five players on the NJAC All-Conference Squad with four being named to the NFHCA All-Region Team. Senior Camille Maimone was selected to the All-American Team and joined Roeloffs as participants in the NFHCA Senior All-Star Game.

Last season the Red Hawks registered their third consecutive 15-win season under O’Reilly and were once again a fixture in the NFHCA Division III Poll finishing the season in the Top 15. MSU won its first 12 contests, it longest winning streak in four years which helped Montclair earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Along with its success on the field, O’Reilly’s teams have enjoyed just as much of it as well. Each season the Red Hawks are well represented on the NJAC and NFHCA Academic Teams and Meghan Mollahan was chosen to the prestigious Google Cloud Academic All-America Team in 2018. Field Hockey also claimed the Highest Team GPA Award handed out by the athletic department.

O'Reilly came to Montclair in 2013 and spent the first season as an assistant coach before being elevated to Associate Head Coach in December 2014. Montclair put together a 35-7 mark in those two years. O’Reilly mentored the attackers and midfielders and was instrumental in helping Montclair to the program’s second consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship and an Elite 8 appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2013.