A 2008 USATT Hall of Fame member, Sean O’Neill has represented the United States in every international competition possible, including the Pan Am Games, Olympic Games, World Championships, World Cup (team, doubles, and singles), and various international championships.
A five-time U.S. Men’s Singles, Doubles Champion, and six-time U.S. Mixed Doubles Champion, Sean won a total of twenty-eight U.S. Olympic Sports Festival medals, of which twenty-one were gold. A member of four Pan Am Games teams, Sean won two Gold, five Silver, and one Bronze medals.
As a Coach, O'Neill led the 2003 and 2007 US Para Pan Am Teams in addition to the 2004, 2008, and 2012 US Paralympic Teams.
Sean worked for NBC Universal at the Olympic Games in 1988, 2004, 2008, and 2012 as a color analyst for table tennis.
Sean currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
History of USATT - Volume XVIII - Chapter 5
Tim Boggan Oct. 23, 2016
1990: Summer Activities Abroad
History of USATT - Volume XVIII - Chapter 4
Tim Boggan Oct. 16, 2016
1990: August Tournaments
History of USATT - Volume XVIII - Chapter 3
Tim Boggan Oct. 09, 2016
1990: Sean O'Neill and the Olympic Festival
Hanwei Wang - Interview
Rahul Acharya April 05, 2016
15-year old Hanwei Wang followed his friend and ex-teammate Kai Zhang's footsteps when he relocated to the U.S. from Beijing last February in pursuit of the Olympic dream.
Sean O'Neill: Top Tips For Intermediate Players
Ben Larcombe/Expert Table Tennis April 01, 2016
In 1995, Sean transitioned to coaching and has worked with a number of top USA players, as well thousands of beginners and improvers. Among some of his students are former guests on the show Brian Pace and Tahl Leibovitz!
Sean O'Neill - Interview
Rahul Acharya March 15, 2016
Upon retiring from full-time play, Sean began a coaching career both at the collegiate and national level. Besides playing and coaching, Sean has been instrumental in growing table tennis in the USA in numerous ways.
Las Vegas reunion will unite 300 elite athletes
Richard N. Velotta/Las Vegas Review-Journal Feb. 11, 2016
But an event later this month will bring together a unique group — 300 elite athletes who have represented the United States in the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games over the past 67 years.
History of USATT - Volume XV - Chapter 25
Tim Boggan May 18, 2015
1987: U.S. Closed Rating/Age Events. 1987: Profile of Eric Owens. 1987: Interview with Li Ai. 1987: Gee Twins Break Up. 1987: U.S. Closed Women’s Events Results. 1988: U.S. Women Olympians Play Abroad.
History of USATT - Volume XV - Chapter 24
Tim Boggan May 11, 2015
1987: Sean O’Neill Prepares for the Future. 1987: Hank Teekaveerakit Adjusts to Life in the U.S. 1987: Men’s Play at the U.S. Closed/Sean’s Win Overshadowed by Teekaveerakit-Seemiller Feud.
11 Questions with Sean O'Neill
USATT May 05, 2015
USATT Insider poses 11 questions to USATT Webmaster & Director of Communications Sean O'Neill.