Mike O’Connor (Physical Education/ Health Instructor and Head Boys Basketball and Tennis Coach)
Mike O’Connor is a native of Dubuque, Iowa. He is a 2001 graduate of Clarke College where he received his BA in Kinesiology. Coach O’Connor is in his 10th years physical education and health teacher at Dowling Catholic Coach O’Connor is currently the head boys tennis coach (10th year) and head boys basketball coach (6th year). In his eight years as tennis coach he has had over 22 athletes qualify for the state tournament including 2009 singles state runner-up Elliott Baker, the 2010 doubles third place team of Elliott Baker and Anthony Forcucci, and the 2011 singles state champion Elliott Baker. Prior to becoming the head boys basketball coach he spent two years as an assistant at Dowling Catholic and two years as an assistant at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Coach O’Connor has one state tournament appearance and one conference championship in his five years as head coach. Mike and his wife, Jen, have two sons; Myles and Elliott. Mike and his family and reside in West Des Moines.