A successful head and assistant coach at the high school ranks for 15 years, O’Dea joined the Big Green staff prior to the 2015 season running quality control for the special teams. This year he has been promoted to coach the nickelbacks while assisting with the overall secondary.
O’Dea helped orchestrate major improvements in the programs at three different prep schools — The Hun School of Princeton, Cheshire Academy and The Lawrenceville School. His teams producted over 150 student-athletes into college football while being successful on the field, winning a total of seven championships.
O’Dea has coached all of the aspects of his teams, including coordinating the offense and special teams.
He is married to Carol Lynn, a neonatologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and they have one son, Patrick.