With 20 years of Division I coaching experience, O'Toole has established a reputation as a strong in-game tactician who has coached alongside two of the winningest coaches in college basketball history in Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim.
"I'm very excited to have Tim join our staff and look forward to working with him," said Dawkins. "Tim brings a wealth of experience to our program, having served as a head coach and an assistant coach for several successful programs. He possesses an incredible passion for the game, and has the ability to instantly connect with the student-athletes he coaches. Tim's presence will greatly benefit everyone associated with our program."
O'Toole had previously served as the Director of Operations at Syracuse last season, joining the program midway through its Final Four run during his second stint as a member of the Orange coaching staff. O'Toole had also served as an assistant coach on Boeheim's staff from 1991-95, assisting with scouting and recruiting while leading the Orange to three NCAA Tournament appearances.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Johnny's staff and work for such a tremendous institution," said O'Toole. "I have been blessed in my career to have the fortune of working at elite academic institutions while coaching under Hall of Fame mentors. I have known Johnny for 20 years, respect him greatly and believe in him whole-heartedly. Johnny has always been committed to excellence and Stanford is an incredible institution that represents excellence. I am grateful to be a part of the program and equally excited about the direction we are headed."
Prior to returning to Syracuse, O'Toole worked as a college basketball analyst for ESPN and SNY-TV while serving as the color analyst for St. John's basketball radio broadcasts. O'Toole was also active in financial planning, serving as the Managing Director of Look Capital, an Investment Management Company, and President of Allied Effort, a motivational consulting company in New York.
O'Toole, 49, also possesses head coaching experience, spending eight seasons (1998-2006) at the helm of Fairfield, where he led the Stags to three consecutive .500-plus seasons and an NIT berth in 2003. O'Toole was honored as the 2003-04 MAAC Coach of the Year.
Prior to serving as an assistant coach at Seton Hall for one season, O'Toole spent two years at Duke (1995-97), working primarily with the post players as an assistant coach under Mike Krzyzewski.
A native of White Plains, N.Y., O'Toole's coaching career began with stops as an assistant coach at Iona (1990-91) and Army (1989-90) after serving as a graduate assistant at Fordham from 1987-89.
O'Toole earned his B.A. in economics/political science from Fairfield in 1987 and his M.B.A. in finance from Fordham, where he also taught as an Adjunct Professor in various management, leadership and sales courses at the Fordham Graduate School of Business.
Honored as the Fairfield Male Athlete of the Year in 1987, O'Toole was a four-year letterwinner in basketball, leading the Stags to a pair of MAAC championship titles and back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. He also competed for the lacrosse team.
O'Toole replaces Mark Madsen, who left in May to become head coach of the Los Angeles D-Fenders franchise of the NBA Development League.O'Toole and his wife, Joanie, have three children: Collin (11), Jameson (9) and Christine (7).