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Athletics names new women’s basketball head coach

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Athletics names new women’s basketball head coach

Auburn University at Montgomery Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa has named Sean Page the new women's basketball head coach of the Warhawks, it was announced Monday.

Auburn Montgomery/Montgomery, Ala. (Aug. 13, 2018) – Auburn University at Montgomery Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa named Sean Page the new women's basketball head coach of the Warhawks on Monday. Page, who has spent the past 10 seasons as head coach at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., becomes the fifth head coach in AUM program history. 

“I'd like to thank Chancellor Carl Stockton, Director of Athletics Jessie Rosa, and the search committee for selecting me to be the next head coach at Auburn Montgomery," said Page. "It is a great honor and I'm very excited about the vision that the Chancellor and the Director of Athletics have not only for the women's basketball team, but for the entire department of athletics."

For his career Page has amassed a record of 217-137, going 179-110 overall in 10 seasons at Newberry, a NCAA Division II institution and member of the South Atlantic Conference. He departs his time with Wolves as the all-time leader in wins. Prior to his arrival at Newberry Page spent two seasons as head coach of Brescia University, where he went 38-27.

"Sean's success and resume' as a basketball coach speaks for itself," said Rosa "We are excited to be able to combine his experience, connections and knowledge with the potential that our student-athletes show. Our women's basketball program had a winning history as member of the NAIA. With Sean at the helm, we look forward to experiencing that same level of excellence within the NCAA, on and off the court."

Page has averaged better than 18 wins per season and has won 20 or more contests on four occasions during his 12-year head coaching tenure. He was named the 2009-10 SAC Coach of the Year after his squad went 21-9 overall and 12-4 in conference play, earning a NCAA Tournament berth in the process.

The Wolves have made the SAC Tournament in each of his 10 seasons, reaching the semifinals on seven occasions, while making the finals twice. The Wolves also won the 2014-15 SAC Tournament, finishing 21-11 overall to earn Page's second NCAA Tournament berth.

During his time at Newberry Page coached 11 All-SAC First-Team members, seven All-SAC Second-Team members, three WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honorees and two First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. He also had seven players named to the All-NCAA Southeast Region team, five players named to the SAC All-Freshman team and four players named to the Daktronics First-Team All-Southeast Region.

Prior to his time with Newberry Page was the head coach of Brescia University, an NAIA institution in Owensboro, Ky. During his time at Brescia, Page was named the NAIA Division I Women's Independent Coach of the Year twice, while winning the NAIA DI Independent Conference Championship in 2006-07 and 2007-08.

In his first season the Bearcats upset top-seeded Lee University in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament 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.

Page began his collegiate career in the United States as an assistant coach with Boise State University in 2001. He then spent four seasons at Troy University as an assistant before becoming the head coach at Brescia in 2006. During his five years at the NCAA Division I level, Page recruited the Conference Freshmen of the Year three times and coached nine All-Conference representatives.

Before his coaching career in the United States, Page spent time 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, 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.

SEAN 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
2017-18           Newberry        16-12   .571
Career Record 12 Seasons      217-137           .612

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Special thanks to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior Vice President for Athletics Staffing and Consultants, who conducted the Head Women's Basketball Coach search.

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