“Bob was a baseball guy, and he still did what he thought was the right thing to do.”
THE LACROSSE MYTH Brian O'Reilly, contrary to the urban legends, was no lacrosse superstar in high school or college. In fact, until he came to Pinkerton Academy as a teacher/coach, he hadn't seen the game. But it was love at first sight. O'Reilly immersed himself in the game immediately, learning basic skills with the stick all the way up. "It was pretty humbling," he noted. Lacrosse provided O'Reilly with one of his great coaching thrills when his son, Patrick, played goaltender on the Astros' 1997 state title team. "I thoroughly enjoyed coaching him," said O'Reilly, noting that Patrick went on to win a Division 3 NCAA title at Middlebury as well. "But it was easy for me. Field goal kickers and goaltenders, I tend to leave them alone. So coaching my own son was pretty easy."