Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mario O’Brien – Leadership Resume and Bio

by Mario O'Brien

 

 

Mario O’Brien – Seattle, WA

Bio

Mario O’Brien is an ultimate renaissance man, but at heart, a life long learner, teacher and leader. He currently plays as an offensive handler with Seattle Sockeye, but has also coached and captained at every level of ultimate (from middle school to elite club) in the past 5 years. His recent leadership and playing accomplishments include gold at WCBU 2015, a silver medal at the 2015 USAU Club Championships, and the 2015 Seattle ECL co-coach of the year. His professional background, experience, and education as a teacher and his desire to give back to the ultimate community inspired RISE UP, the world’s only professional ultimate instructional video company.

 

Ultimate Playing History

USAU Club Medals

  • 2nd Place :: Sockeye 2015
  • 2nd Place :: Sockeye 2013

International Medals

  • 3rd Place 2016 TEP Colombia – Team Colombia Open
  • 3rd Place 2016 TEP Colombia – Sockeye
  • 1st Place 2015 WFDF Beach Championships – Team USA Open (*Spirit Award Winner)
  • 2nd Place – 2014 WUCC Lecco – Sockeye
  • 3rd Place – 2014 TEP Colombia – Sockeye (*Spirit Award Winner)
  • 1st Place – 2013 Windmill Windup – Chinaya Rada
  • 1st Place – 2012 Paganello – Scandal
  • 1st Place – 2011 Pan-American Ultimate Championships – Sockeye

Teams

  • Team USA Beach Open :: 2015
  • Seattle Cascades :: 2015-2016
  • Seattle Sockeye :: 2013 – 2015
  • Seattle Rainmakers :: 2013 :: 2014
  • Portland Rhino :: 2008-2012
  • Portland Shotgun Rainbow :: 2007
  • UWEC Eau Zone :: 2003-2005

 

Ultimate Coaching and Leadership History

Team Coach

  • Player Development Consultant – Seattle Sockeye :: 2015-2016
  • Team Manager – Team USA Beach :: 2015
  • Varsity Coach – University Prep HS :: 2015-2016
  • Head Coach – Seattle Rainmakers :: 2014
  • JV Coach – University Prep US :: 2014
  • Head Coach – Lewis and Clark Bacchus :: 2012-2013
  • Captain – Portland Rhino :: 2009-2012

Clinics, Camps, and Workshops

Analyst and Commentator

  • NexGen Network
    • NexGen Tour :: 2013
    • College Easterns :: 2013
    • WUGC :: 2012
    • College Easterns :: 2012
    • USAU Club Nationals :: 2011
    • Stanford Invite
  • Ultivillage
    • Junior Worlds 2012
    • USAU Club Nationals 2011

Relevant Articles and Websites

Other Coaching, Teaching, and Leadership History

  • RISE UP Founder and CEO
  • MS – Curriculum and Instruction ( Portland State University)
  • BA – Secondary Education (UW-Eau Claire)
  • Math Teacher – Middle and High School :: 3 years
  • Spanish Teacher – Middle and High School :: 3 years
  • Cross Country Coach – Middle and High School :: 3 years
  • Track and Field Coach – High School :: 1 year
  • Basketball Coach – Middle and High School :: 3 years
  • Soccer Coach – Middle School ::  1 year