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    Sean Lonergan
    Sean Lonergan


    7th Season

    Alma Mater:
    Adrian College, 1975


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    Lonergan Named Regional Assistant Coach of the Year

    SFA's sprints/hurdles coach honored by the USTFCCCA

    Sean Lonergan begins his seventh season as the sprints and hurdles coach at SFA. During that time in Nacogdoches Lonergan has made the sprints/hurdles groups one of the strongest in the Southland Conference.

    His impact on the team was immediate and has been lasting. In 2013, Lonergan coached Cass Brown-Stewart to his second Southland Conference title outdoors in the 400 meters and saw him finish seventh at the NCAA Championship and be named a first team All-American by USTFCCCA. The men's 4x400m relay also qualified for the championship meet earning All-America honorable mention.

    For his efforts and successes in 2013, Lonergan was named the USTFCCCA South Central Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year.

    Lonergan's experience producing talented sprinters and hurdlers was evident in his first season on campus. In 2009, Lonergan produced 23 scoring performances at the SLC Championships, set nine school records, eight NCAA Regional qualifying marks, an NCAA provisional qualifying performance and he helped turn former Lumberjack Chris Moody into a conference champion, and school-record holder.

    It was more of the same from Lonergan's athletes in year two. The SFA sprints and hurdles squad produced four conference titles (including two relay titles), 10 school records and two NCAA qualifying marks. Then sophomore Nick McCloud also blossomed into one of the nation's top hurdlers under Lonergan, winning the league's 60-meter hurdles title and recording an NCAA provisional mark. He followed that up by taking the league's 110-meter hurdles championship and advancing to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

    Lonergan's athletes have posted some pretty staggering numbers in his six years on campus. He has produced dozens of school records, 21 SLC individual champions, 10 SLC relay titles, five NCAA qualifiers and one SLC Freshman of the Year.

    Lonergan came to the Nacogdoches by way of the high school ranks where he was one of the top prep coaches in the state of Texas for 13 seasons. He spent four seasons at Denton Guyer High School where he served as an assistant football coach and the boys' head track and field coach. During his time at Guyer, Lonergan coached the program to its first district title, while the mile relay team was a state medalist.

    Prior to his time at Denton Guyer, Lonergan spent two seasons at Sanger High School where he worked with Travis Beavers who went on to be an All-SLC athlete at SFA. Under Lonergan's guidance, Sanger won a district title, while Beavers advanced to the state finals.

    Lonergan began his coaching career at Stephenville High School in 1995 as an assistant football coach and head track and field coach. Lonergan took over as the Stephenville High Director of Football Operations in 1997 under coach Art Briles, now head coach at Baylor. While at Stephenville High School, Lonergan guided his troops to four district titles over the next six seasons. He coached three athletes who continued their athletic careers at SFA. Markeisha Edwards, and daughters Cookie and Katie Lonergan, were each significant contributors in the Ladyjacks run to three Southland Conference titles from 2003-06.

    Lonergan has coached 25 athletes in football and track and field who have continued their careers at the collegiate level, including four at SFA. Lonergan graduated from Adrian College in 1975, where he was a two-sport athlete. He was a two-time All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association swimmer, and helped guide the football team to back-to-back MIAA titles. Lonergan is a 2000 inductee into the Adrian College Hall of Fame.

    The Lonergan Résumé
    • 2013 USTFCCCA South Central Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year
    • 21 SLC Individual Champions
    • 10 SLC Relay Champions
    • 5 NCAA Qualifiers
    • 1 SLC Freshman of the Year