Brad O'Connell has been Managing Director and Academy Coach at Momentum Baseball Academy since 2015. A native of Elk Mound, as well as an Eau Claire Legion and UW-Stout alum, Brad has been a fixture in the local baseball community as both a player and coach, his entire life.
Brad capped his college baseball career by signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization in the summer of 2001. A two-time first team all-WIAC and all-region player, he is the only UW-Stout Blue Devil baseball player in history to earn 1st Team All-American honors when he led the country in batting average (.524) in 2001. The 2001 WIAC baseball Player of the Year, O’Connell had 12 home runs with a slugging percentage of .984. O’Connell had a 37-game hitting streak that stretched from 2000 into the 2001 season, still the longest in WIAC history. For his career, O’Connell holds a school record batting average of .422 and a school record slugging percentage of .810. He is also tied for the school career record in home runs with 30 and is second all-time in stolen bases with 43.
Aside from his Director responsibilities at Momentum, Brad is available year-round as a hitting instructor for both softball and baseball.
Brad and his wife Sarah live in Eau Claire with their 2 children, Dylan and Cami.