Coach Stephen O’Hara Bio:
Stephen O’Hara was born and raised on Long Island in Bellport, New York where he was a three-sport varsity athlete for Bellport High School in Football, Wrestling, and Lacrosse. Coach O’Hara was a three-year varsity lacrosse player earning an All-Suffolk County Defenseman honor his senior year, as well as being team captain and defensive MVP for two years. Coach O’Hara was also an All-Division offensive guard in varsity football.
After high school, he was recruited by NCAA DII Lenoir-Rhyne University to be a part of their Men’s Lacrosse team where he helped the Bears lay the foundation for their inaugural season in 2010 and continued playing through 2015. While playing at Lenoir Rhyne, Coach O’Hara was a four-year starter, and team captain for two years. He was named Honorable Mention All-Conference (Deep South Conference) in 2011, Second Team All-Conference (South Atlantic Conference) in 2013, and First Team All-Conference (South Atlantic Conference) in 2014 and 2015, as well as an All SAC Tournament Defenseman in 2014. While at Lenoir-Rhyne, Stephen helped lead the Bears to a regular season Conference Championship in 2014. Stephen was honored to be selected to Lenoir-Rhyne’s First Team All Decade Team in 2020.
Upon graduating with a BS in K-12 Health and Physical Education, Coach O’Hara returned home and was the Defensive Coordinator for his Alma Mater Bellport High School for one season before being hired by Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia to teach Health and PE. Coach O’Hara was the head lacrosse coach at Northview from 2016-2021. During his time at Northview, Coach O’Hara’s teams qualified for the playoffs 75% of his tenured seasons. Coach O’Hara also coached varsity football and softball for the Titans.
Coach O’Hara currently coaches the Thunder 2023 Elite Orange team, as well as the Thunder National 2026 Team.
Thank you all for coming last night. It was a great way to wrap up our 2020-2021 season.
For those that missed it, here are the special awards presented last night to the players:
Each senior was presented with a shadow box containing his jersey and what was said over the loud speaker on Senior Night. We wish all our seniors the very best as they start the next chapter.
We also presented John and Chuck with signed pictures from the team. We cannot express enough our appreciation for what they did this year to ensure we had a program. It was a rocky beginning, but Chuck came to the rescue, John recovered, and we ended with some good quality wins. We wish both of them some relaxing summer months.
North Forsyth Lacrosse is dedicated to developing fine young adults through instruction, competition, and mentoring. NOFOLAX staff not only wants to improve the skills of each player, but also to develop character, teamwork, and sportsmanship in a challenging and enjoyable lacrosse environment. Our main goal is to improve each player’s skill, love, and knowledge of the game and in doing so we will prepare our players to succeed at the next level. Our players enjoy a competitive edge on and off the field by being provided the very best instruction and in turn will be able to take the next step in lacrosse! Honor the game.