Brian O’Connor was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He has called Charlottesville home for 10 years now, and has racked up more than 450 wins as Virginia’s baseball coach. UVA is poised to make its 10th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Photo: Jim Daves

Diamond anniversary: Ten years after Coach Brian O’Connor’s arrival, UVA baseball is a powerhouse

It was Sunday, April 21, 2013, Brian O’Connor’s 42nd birthday. Virginia had taken both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against No. 5 Florida State and was an inning away from its first-ever sweep of one of college baseball’s most dominant programs. Pitcher Kyle Crockett stepped into the batter’s box in the bottom of the eighth inning, […]