Joe O'Brien

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Joe O'Brien
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-13)March 13, 1955
Playing career
1973–1977 Monmouth College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1982 Episcopal HS
1982–1984 Southeastern Louisiana (asst.)
1984–1989 Central Missouri State (asst.)
1991–1996 Lincoln College
1996–2004 Southeastern CC
2004–2005 Florida International (asst.)
2006-2011 Idaho State

Joe O'Brien (born March 13, 1955) is an American college basketball coach and the former head men's basketball coach at Idaho State University. He has previously served as an assistant coach at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. On April 18, 2009 he received a three-year contract extension to remain as the head basketball coach at Idaho State.[1] On December 19, 2011 O'Brien stepped down as head coach at Idaho State.[2]


Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Idaho State (Big Sky Conference) (2006–2011)
2006–07 Idaho State 13–17 8–8
2007–08 Idaho State 12–19 8–8
2008–09 Idaho State 13–19 9–7
2009–10 Idaho State 7–22 4–12
Idaho State: 45–77 29–35
Total: 45–77

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion