Neal O’Brien began working at Columbus Academy in 2013 and has been teaching on campus since 2015. He is currently a middle school physical education teacher and is the head coach for eighth grade boys basketball and middle school boys lacrosse, as well as an assistant coach for the middle school football team. Neal arrived on campus as a coach in the middle school before teaching fifth grade social studies for two years. He has a B.A. in history from Otterbein University and a M.A. in military history from American Military University.

Neal’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“The students.”

Favorite subject in school


Favorite sports teams

Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Columbus Crew.

  • B.A. Otterbein University , History
  • M.A. American Military University , Military History