Monday, January 22, 2018

Obie O'Brien

Charles "Obie" O'Brien


Born:
January 5, 1909
Philadelphia, PA

Died:
August 20, 1978
Philadelphia, PA


Career
1927-28 West Catholic High School - Philadelphia (High School)
1929-30 Temple University (College)
1930-31 Temple University (College)
1931-32 Temple University (College)
1932-33 Philadelphia Jasper (EBL)
1933-34 Trenton Moose (ABL)
1933-34 Plymouth (PSL)
1933-34 Enterprise (EBL)
1934-35 Germantown (EBL)
1934-35 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1935-36 Germantown (EBL)
1935-36 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1936-37 Allentown (TCL)
1936-37 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1937-38 Hamburg (TCL)
1937-38 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1938-39 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1939-40 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1940-41 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1941-42 La Salle University (College) Head coach
1941-21 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach 
1942-43 La Salle University (College) Head coach
1942-43 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1943-44 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1944-45 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1945-46 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1946-47 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1947-48 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1948-49 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1949-50 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1950-51 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1951-52 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1952-53 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1953-54 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1954-55 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1955-56 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1956-57 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1957-58 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1958-59 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1959-60 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1960-61 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1961-62 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1962-63 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1963-64 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1964-65 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1965-66 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1966-67 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1967-68 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1968-69 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach
1969-70 La Salle High School - Philadelphia (High School) Head coach

After graduating from Temple, the 5'9 O'Brien played some professional baskeball before being named the head coach for La Salle High School. In 36 seasons there, he never had a winning season. He also coached at La Salle University for two seasons during World War 2.

He married Sarah McGovern and they had a son and a daughter.

Source:
Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 1978


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/obie-obrien/


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