Kerry O’Neill

Kerry O’Neill has delivered workshops to coaches at every level of sport across the country and internationally to coaches from over 20 countries. Sharing his story of being raised by a single mom has enabled him to engage audiences and equip coaches to connect with their athletes.

An Iowa native, Kerry played college basketball at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK and internationally in 11 different countries. He spent 8 seasons as Character Coach to the NBA Houston Rockets, including their ’94 and ’95 back-to-back World Championships. He was honored as a 2015 John C. Maxwell Leadership Award Top 10 Finalist.

Kerry is a proud graduate of the prestigious Master in Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. After a long career as an FCA Director, Kerry launched KO Coaching Agency, a coaching, consulting, and speaking business. He and his wife Barbara have 2 children – Spencer, who is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Tokyo and Abby, a graduate of Columbia University of New York and lives in Richmond, Virginia.