Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Coach Information
Coach Bob Kenneally is director of the girls’ ice hockey program and head coach of the girls’ varsity hockey team. Prior to joining St. George’s full time in 2019, Bob served in various positions in the Brown University Athletic Department for 27 years, including as the head coach of the Bears’ women's hockey program from 2015-2018 and as head coach/Director of Golf Operations of the men's and women's golf program from 1998-2002.
At Brown, Kenneally was also the sport supervisor for football, baseball, women's basketball, gymnastics, men's ice hockey, and men's soccer, and oversaw the Budget and Finance Office, as well as Athletic Communications, Marketing and Promotions. He also oversaw student-athlete academic support services and eligibility, served as University Academic Advisor, and worked on the Brown admissions board in the recruitment of student-athletes.
A 1990 graduate of Brown, Kenneally played for four years on the Bears’ men’s hockey team as a forward, leading the team in scoring in 1987-88. As a senior, Kenneally received the Charles A. Lanigan Memorial Trophy, given to the senior hockey player who shows the most improvement, leadership and dedication during his varsity career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brown and is a graduate of the Kent School in Connecticut.
At St. George’s, Coach Kenneally is also an administrator in the athletic office, teaches math, and coaches golf.
Assistant CoachI have been fortunate to call SG my home since 2000, when I chose to join the faculty. In 2012 I was honored to be named the Director of Admission and Financial Aid and I live on campus in East dorm, with my wife, Alyson, children Peyton, Shane, and Owen, and golden retriever Shadow. I am a 1991 graduate of St. George's and a 1996 graduate of Brown University where I was named Ivy League Rookie of the year in 1993 and Ivy League Player of the Year in 1995. After college I played four years of professional hockey, playing with the Washington Capitals during the 1997-98 season. I have been inducted into the St. George’s, Brown University, Portland Pirates (AHL), and Rhode Island Scholar-Athlete Halls of Fame. On campus, I have coached a combined 28 seasons of ice hockey, football, and baseball. I am passionate about all things St. George’s and I look forward to welcoming you and your family to campus.
Hannah O’Brien is a teacher in the Humanities Department, an assistant coach for the varsity field hockey and varsity ice hockey programs, an advisor, and a dorm parent. O’Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Colby College with a minor in education. While at Colby, she played for the field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse programs as a tri-varsity collegiate athlete. O’Brien holds a master’s degree in educational entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania, a unique degree at the intersection of business, education, and entrepreneurship. A passionate curriculum and learning environment developer, O’Brien enjoys finding ways to integrate experiential education into her own teaching and learning.