About Kevin O'Brien

SWEET SWING BASEBALL co-founder and director Kevin O'Brien brings a passion for baseball unlike most. Growing up in the game with a father as a coach (Fran) , a New England Legend Baseball legend, help fuel his love of the game that continues today.

From being a bat boy for his father's high school teams, to becoming an All New England Player and captain at Tufts, playing and coaching in the Cape Cod League, signing with the New York Yankees and being a Pro Scout with the Toronto Blue Jays his journey in baseball is unlike most.

His vast baseball background and extensive knowledge is now serving hundreds of young players and coaches around New England. Players from every level tap into his noted ability to teach, motivate and improve players and coaches throughout the region. His ability to communicate, simplify the game and help player to improve their confidence and performance has been saluted time and time again.

Kevin's enjoyment in sharing his love of the game is evident in the energy and enthusiasm he brings. His ability to "relate to his audience" and focus on the positive has allowed his coaching to be revered by players at all level from little leaguers, middle and high school, college to major league players. Youth coaches leave his clinics energized with their new knowledge and techniques to make them a better coach.

Kevin's freely shares that he learns something new at every game he attends, every clinic he runs and every lesson he conducts. It is the invigorated approach that allows so many to share high accolades of his coaching.

From father:
"I am thankful that my son and I met you last year. You have been a very positive influence on his life...certainly good lessons but also good life lessons. You are an awesome teacher and coach. You certainly have a great knowledge of the game, but you also have a rare ability to break the knowledge down into increments that can be readily absorbed. Plus you have a very motivation approach....you set a high bar and mix in positive reinforcement with direct feedback. It has been a great experience."

About Fran O'Brien

  • Head Coach Randolph High School
  • Head Coach MIT
  • Head Coach Holy Cross
  • Cape Cod Baseball League "Manager of the Year"
  • New England Baseball "College Coach of the Year"
  • Massachusetts Baseball Coach Hall of Fame
  • Town of Randolph Hall of Fame
  • Stonehill College Hall of Fame
  • New England Basketball Hall of Fame
  • National Baseball Coaches Association "Ethics in Coaching" award (only coach in country that year to win)
  • Baseball Field at MIT named after him "Fran O'Brien Field"
  • Wrote book "How to Coach Youth Baseball"


DID YOU KNOW?

  • The O'Brien baseball tree runs deep.
  • 3 Grandsons of Fran have played in the Major Leagues
  • Daniel Bard, Red Sox and Rockies (2020 MLB Comeback Player of the Year)
  • Luke Bard, Angels
  • John Andreoli, Mariners and Orioles
  • Jared Bard played at University of Richmond
  • Colin O'Brien is in his first year at Emerson College


About Sweet Swing

Sweet Swing was founded and operated by Kevin O'Brien and Fran O'Brien.

Fran O'Brienis an icon in New England Baseball where he has received virtually every honor that can be bestowed on a coach. He is a member of 4 different Hall of Fames including the Massachusetts Coaches. He has been a New England Coach of the Year and was named Manager of the Year in the Cape Cod League. Noted as a brilliant teacher with an ability to communicate and encourage. His love of the game continues to inspire young players.

Kevin O'Brien is a former All New England player at Tufts where he led the country in hitting. He played and coached in the Cape Cod League and was signed by the New York Yankees. He has also served as a professional scout with the Toronto Blue Jays.


Mission Statement
Sweet Swing is committed to providing the finest teaching and learning environment possible for youngsters to learn about the game of baseball. Sweet Swing will make every effort to improve the individual skill level of each player and provide high quality instruction. We will strive to create a positive atmosphere that teaches the values of learning, competition and personal growth. Sweet Swing will fully appreciate each and every camper in their development as baseball players and people.