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Sean McGann

Baraboo alum Sean McGann played collegiately at UW-Stevens Point, where he helped the Pointers win an NCAA Division III national championship in 2015. The 24-year-old health/physical education teacher was hired Tuesday as the Sauk Prairie varsity boys basketball coach.

Sean McGann was named Sauk Prairie boys basketball coach, Sauk Prairie activities director Josh Boyer said Tuesday.

McGann replaces Levi Massey, who resigned in May and was scheduled to become dean of students at Minocqua Lakeland Union High School.

McGann has been coaching in the Sauk Prairie program the past two years — the first year as a volunteer varsity assistant and the past season as the head JV2 coach, Boyer said in an email.

McGann also is boys golf coach and a health/physical education teacher. He has experience running the summer basketball programs and also is an AAU coach in the offseason, Boyer said. 

McGann played basketball at Baraboo and UW-Stevens Point, including playing on UW-Stevens Point’s NCAA Division III national title team in men's basketball in 2015. The 6-foot-4 guard had three points and two rebounds in 11 minutes in a 70-54 victory over Augustana (Illinois) in the championship.

“We didn't have a full off-season to go through our process of finding our next head coach and prepare for a full off-season, but we were very pleased with the overall quality of applicants and interest in our position, which I believe speaks to the current state of our program and what coach Massey was able to accomplish in his time here,” Boyer said. “We wanted to find someone who would continue to build and grow the culture and standards that have been ingrained into our boys basketball program, and Sean embraces that and lives those standards.

“Our process was thorough, and Sean rose to the top and we are pleased he will be leading our boys basketball program at Sauk Prairie.

“His passion for the game of basketball, his commitment to building not only a quality basketball program on the court but off the court, and his ability to connect with his student-athletes are a few of his strong suits and we are looking forward to his leadership in this role.”

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.