O’Conner’s coaching journey led her to Opelousas High School’s girls basketball team, where she achieved an impressive 18-4 record. Despite her success, she faced an unexpected termination in January 2023, which she announced on social media, generating viral attention.
Public sentiment favored coaches who embodied self-respect and showcased their capabilities. The incident fueled a broader conversation about values and expectations in high school basketball coaching.
Almost a year later, the news has resurfaced, but O’Conner has not disclosed the reasons behind her termination.
After the controversy, Scotlandville High School announced O’Conner as their new head coach in March 2023. Expressing eagerness for the role, she emphasized observing the players and implementing a fresh perspective.
The controversy surrounding her termination has sparked a larger conversation about the expectations placed on high school basketball coaches and the values they represent.