Tim O'Branksi

Tim O'Branksi was announced as an assistant coach on Chad Surman's staff on Jan. 6, 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tim into the Mercer lacrosse program,” said Surman. “Tim is a relentless competitor who has worked alongside some of the best coaches in our sport. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our staff, and I know he is going to help our student-athletes reach their full potential on and off the field.”

Added O’Branksi: “I am both grateful and excited for the opportunity to help build on the successful foundation that has been established in Macon. I look forward to the helping the program exceed its potential daily in pursuit of personal and team growth and development. Thank you to Coach Surman and his staff, the student-athletes, the administration and entire Mercer University community for welcoming me to this beautiful campus."

O’Branski arrives in Macon after nearly six years as the Director of Lacrosse Operations at Johns Hopkins. While there, he played a crucial role in developing scouting reports and film breakdown. He was instrumental in recruiting, while also serving as a player personnel liaison for the program. O’Branski helped the Blue Jays to a pair of Big Ten Conference tournament titles (2015, 2018) and five straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The 2015 squad broke the Blue Jays’ eight-year drought with a run to the NCAA Division I Final Four.

Prior to Johns Hopkins University, O’Branski spent time at Georgetown University (2012-14) where he provided both individual and group instruction for the Hoyas’ student-athletes and helped develop the face-off and offensive personnel. He was tasked with handling film exchange, using GameBreaker to analyze game film and also coordinating day camps for prospective student-athletes.

Under O’Branski’s watch, the Hoyas’ Tyler Knarr finished in the top-five of NCAA face-off specialists in both 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Knarr held the third-best face-off percentage in the NCAA (65.9%) and led the country in groundballs per game (10.93). Amongst many accolades, he was named a Third Team All-American and a Scholar All-American.

From 2013-16, he served as a videographer for the men’s and U-19 national teams.His primary responsibilities were to scout, record and analyze the film of upcoming opponents. During his tenure, the Men’s National Team won the 2014 Silver Medal while the U-19 National Team captured the Gold Medal in 2016.