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W. Basketball: Sean Page

Sean Page

  Head Coach
  Alma Mater: Univ. of the Sunshine Coast '03
  Office Phone: 321-5160

Sean Page is entering his sixth year as the head coach of the Newberry College women’s basketball team in 2012-13.

In 2012-13, the Wolves again reached the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinals after a fourth place finish in the regular season with a record of 11-7 in conference play. Haylee Lepaio and Samantha Creed were named All-SAC First Team selections, while Lepaio earned honorable mention All-America status from the WBCA and DII Bulletin.

During his fourth season at Newberry, Page Led the Wolves to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinals after finishing the regular season sixth in the league standings with a 10-8 SAC record and 15-11 overall record. Haylee Lepaio was named SAC Freshman of the Year and selected to the All-SAC Second Team and all-freshman team.

In 2010-11, Newberry reached the SAC Tournament semifinals after finish in a tie for third in the league standings with an 11-7 SAC record and 17-11 overall record. Helen McKinney was a first team all-SAC selection, while Ellie Gleeson was named to the SAC all-freshman team.

In 2009-10, Page earned South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors as Newberry played to a 21-9 finish, 12-4 in the South Atlantic Conference, and were selected to play in the 2009-10 NCAA tournament. The season was the most successful in Page’s coaching career, topping his 18-11 finish in 2008-09.

Page came to Newberry after two seasons at Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. In his two years at the helm, the Bearcats went 38-27. Prior to Page’s leadership, Brescia had won 11 games in the previous two seasons and was 1-29 in the 2005-2006 regular season (3-30 overall).

In his initial season at Brescia, Page was named the NAIA Division I Women’s Independent Coach of the Year after leading the team to a 20-14 record and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. The Bearcats upset top-seeded Lee University in the opening round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The win was the first win by a No. 8 seed over a top seed in NAIA Tournament history.

In 2007-08, the Bearcats recorded a record of 18-13, once again advancing to the NAIA National Tournament.

Prior to his employment at Brescia, Page spent five years as an Assistant Coach at the NCAA Division I level.

He spent one year at Boise State University, followed by four seasons at Troy University. As an assistant coach, Page’s duties included on-court coaching, practice and game preparation, individual player development, scouting, video breakdown and analysis, preparing scouting reports, recruiting, academic counseling, media relations and monitoring strength and conditioning programs. During his five years at the NCAA Division I level, Page recruited three Conference Freshmen of the year and coached nine All-Conference representatives.

Before his coaching career in the United States, Page spent many years coaching at various levels in his native Australia. He holds an Australian National Coach Accreditation Scheme level two and was a Head Coach in the Australian Basketball Association (ABA) from 1994 to 2001.

As an ABA head coach, Page’s teams had three final four appearances and a conference championship. He also coached numerous junior representative teams at the local, regional, state and national levels dating back to 1985, including a National Championship win with the Queensland Under-20 Women’s team in 1995.

Page’s coaching experience in Australia also included a stint with Basketball Queensland as a Regional Development Officer and as an Intensive Training Center Program (ITCP) Head Coach. As part of the first ITCP in Queensland, he worked with elite athletes and coaches from the Sunshine Coast and various other regions in Southeast Queensland. As the Regional Development Officer, Page was responsible for the marketing, promotion and growth of the sport in the Sunshine Coast region.

Other responsibilities included coordinating skills camps and clinics for junior players within all associations and schools in the region. He also conducted live-in camps for novice and elite players, along with instructional courses for coaches and officials. Page also wrote a weekly column for a local newspaper, as well as several articles for various sporting publications.

Page, who hails from Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia, is married to the former Susan Sessions from Birmingham, Ala., and has three daughters, Amy, Hadlee and Hannah, and a son, Macauley.

Page Career Coaching Record

Season   School          W-L      W/L Pct
2006-07  Brescia (Ky.)   20-14    .588
2007-08  Brescia (Ky.)   18-13    .580
2008-09  Newberry        18-11    .621
2009-10  Newberry        21-9     .700
2010-11  Newberry        17-11    .607
2011-12  Newberry        16-12    .571
Overall  Six Seasons    110-70    .611