Sean Page

Sean Page

POSITION Head Coach
ALMA MATER Univ. of the Sunshine Coast '03

Sean Page entered his tenth year as the head coach of the Newberry College women’s basketball team in 2017-18 season.


In 2016-17, Newberry clinched the No. 5 seed in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament and held an 18-9 overall record and 14-8 record in conference. Page earned his 200th career win after defeating Coker 70-62 on Feb. 22. 


The Wolves downed a pair of top-10 opponents at Eleazer Arena during the season, knocking off No. 7 and defending NCAA Tournament participant Limestone in the season's second game before handing No. 8 Lincoln Memorial its second loss on Feb. 11. The Wolves committed the fewest turnovers in the SAC, ranked 28th nationally in scoring defense, and saw Meg Essex finish the season 11th in Division II with 2.73 blocked shots per game.


In 2014-15, the Wolves went 21-11 overall and 14-8 in the South Atlantic Conference. Newberry took the SAC championship by defeating Anderson, 64-58. The team went to the Regional Quarterfinals NCAA Division II Southeast Region Tournament where they fell to Anderson 69-57. Samantha Creed was named a second team all-Star and a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection and a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Honorable Mention all-American. She is just the third player in school history to be named a WBCA all-American and the third under Sean Page. 


During his sixth season at Newberry, Page led the Wolves to the South Atlantic Conference Tournament, after amassing a 15-12 overall record and a 11-11 record in SAC play. Haylee Lepaio was named All-SAC First Team, while Tasia Holdorf earned Second Team honors. Lepaio was also named to the First Team All-Southeast Region Team by DAKTRONICS. 


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 YEAR-BY-YEAR

Season

School

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

2012-13

Newberry

20-10

.667

2013-14

Newberry

15-12

.556

2014-15

Newberry

21-11

.656

2015-16

Newberry

17-13

.567

2016-17

Newberry

18-9

.667

At Newberry

9 Seasons

163-98

.625

Career

11 Seasons

201-125

.617