O'Hara, a graduate of Salisbury University, came to the Mount from Salisbury where he began his coaching career in 2002 as an assistant cross country and track & field coach. Entering his sixth season at the Mount, O'Hara has helped guide conference champions in the 800m, 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, distance medley relay and in cross country during his time at the Mount and Salisbury.
During his collegiate career O'Hara was a two-time All Mid-East Region Cross Country selection and was First Team All-Conference Cross Country selection all four years. He held Salisbury's indoor school record for both the 1500m and the 1000m, and was a two-time 1500m Outdoor Conference Champion.
O'Hara, originally from Frederick, ran at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education in 2001 and his master's degree in Middle/Secondary Education in 2003 from Salisbury University.
O'Hara and his wife Heidi currently reside in Frederick.