Sean Neal enters his third season with St. Bonaventure in 2020-21.
In his first two years with the Bonnies, he helped lead them to the 2018-2019 Atlantic 10 Championship Game and a 19-win season in 2019-2020 before the season was cut short.
He has been an important recruiter for the program as well, including leading the recruitment of center Osun Osunniyi. Osunniyi is one of just four players in program history to be named to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team in consecutive seasons and was also named to the league’s All-Conference Third Team following his sophomore season in 2019-20. Osunniyi also landed on the A-10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman when he ranked top-10 nationally in blocks.
Neal spent the previous 10 seasons at La Salle with Dr. John Giannini. In those 10 seasons, Neal served as the Video Coordinator, Director of Operations, and his last four seasons as an assistant coach. During his time at La Salle, the Explorers went to the Sweet 16 and the NIT and finished the 2012-2013 season ranked #24 in the nation. In his time as an assistant, the Explorers signed five former top 100 players including BJ Johnson who is a member of the Orlando Magic.
From 2003-2007 Neal played for La Salle and was a member of the 2005-2006 Explorer team that finished in third place in the Atlantic 10 and went 18-10 overall. Neal was backup point guard, appearing in 77 career games for the Explorers.
The Springfield, Massachusetts native earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science in 2007 and earned his MBA from La Salle in 2011. Neal was honored four times with the La Salle Faculty Athletic Award for earning a GPA over 3.25 during his career with the Explorers.
After graduation in 2007, Neal joined The Hoop Group, The nation’s largest high school exposure camp. Neal assisted with Hoop Group Elite camp, team tournaments, and all logistical operations.
As a high school player, Neal won Western Massachusetts Player of the Year and also won Massachusetts Coaches Association Regional Player of the Year honors while playing at Springfield Cathedral High School.
Neal and his wife Kara have two daughters, Giuliana and Mackenzie.