Erin O'Reilly is in her third season as an assistant coach at West Virginia University after joining the staff in August 2013.
Her familiarity with WVU has been beneficial to the program along with the student-athletes as the program continues to excel. O’Reilly was a part of four individual NCAA appearances with the Mountaineers, along with the team’s eighth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA Championship.
She works primarily with the long-distance sprinters and middle-distance runners for the track and field and cross country teams. She helped three Mountaineers to All-Mid-Atlantic Region distinctions, three All-Big 12 recognitions and two All-America honors in the 2014 season.
O’Reilly was a member of the Mountaineer team in the early 1990’s and graduated from WVU in 1993 with a degree in physical education.
As a runner, she garnered many accolades, while also serving as a team captain for cross country and track. O’Reilly finished third at the Atlantic 10 Championship as a junior and was named to the A-10 All-Conference Team. She was the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) champion and a NCAA provisional qualifier in the 1,000 meters her senior year. She held seven school records in cross country and track by the end of her career.
The Canton, Ohio, native served as a member of Sean Cleary’s staff from 1994-2002. During that time, the Mountaineers registered 22 All-America honors and 13 Mid-Atlantic Region distinctions in cross country and track combined.
In 2003, O’Reilly joined the Boston College coaching staff as an assistant and held the position for 10 seasons. While on staff, she helped guide the Golden Eagles to multiple ECAC titles and numerous appearances at the NCAA Championship.
O’Reilly earned her master’s degree from WVU in 2004 in athletic coaching education.