President and Owner of O’Connell Sports Management, Tom is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Communications. He was born in New York and played collegiate baseball for both Suffolk County Community College and Florida Southern University.
Tom became an agent in 1997. He was Vice President of Operations for the Buoniconti Sports Management Group and helped build the baseball division which produced 5 major league players. In 1999, he became the East Coast Regional Director for the Global Sports Group. He was in charge of scouting, marketing and contract negotiations. He founded the Legends Management Group in 2000. O’Connell worked as the President and CEO of Legends for ten years, representing over 40 professional baseball players. In 2011 Tom founded O’Connell Sports Management.
Since 1997, he has represented over 70 professional baseball players and is a Certified Agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association, the State of Florida and Mississippi. He is a skilled negotiator and excels in event planning, marketing, speaking engagements and personal services. Tom has negotiated over $150 million in contracts since the inception of O’Connell Sports Management (2011). He advised draftees bonuses over $6.6million since the inception of OSM (2011) in the MLB First Time Amateur Player Draft. His constant communications with our clients ensures that all of their needs are being handled in a prompt and efficient manner.
Tom currently represents numerous players throughout Major League baseball. He has established excellent relationships with general managers, farm directors, scouting directors, equipment companies, and trading card manufacturers. Tom has a tremendous reputation in the baseball community and his dedication to our clients and work ethic are unprecedented.
Tom currently resides in Tampa, Florida with his family, Amanda, their seven year old daughter, Darby Jude and four year old son, Thomas James.
COMMITTEES – In 2014 Tom has been newly elected to the MLBPA Agent Advisory Board.