Boone adds O’Neil to UAFS Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Head Coach Jim Boone has added Brett O’Neil to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Men’s Basketball coaching staff, he announced Wednesday.

O’Neil joins the UAFS staff after serving as an assistant coach at Hill College for the 2020-21 season. He was a graduate assistant coach at Cameron University from 2018-2020.

“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity presented by coach Jim Boone to join to a big-time program and a proven winner,” O’Neil said. “Jim and Jimmy Boone presented me with an opportunity that I could not pass up. They both will push me to become a better coach but more importantly a better man. I cannot wait to hit the ground running this fall.”

O’Neil started his collegiate career at Dodge City Community College, helping his team to a Region VI runner-up finish as a sophomore while averaging 3.5 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.9 rebounds in 30 starts. As a freshman, O’Neil scored 5.4 points per game with averages of 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

He then played two seasons at Central Missouri, appearing in 49 games with eight starts. Following his senior year, O’Neil served as a volunteer student assistant coach for the Mules, assisting in the day-to-day coaching responsibilities while helping the team go 20-10.