Sean McCaffrey accepted the head coaching position at Georgia Southern University on June 5, 2017.
Sean McCaffrey completed his third season as head men's and women's tennis coach for Armstrong State University in 2016-17.
Armstrong State women's tennis finished the 2016-17 season by advancing to the NCAA National Semifinals, compiling a 26-5 overall record and a final No. 5 national ranking. The men, meanwhile, went 20-8 while advancing to the NCAA Round of 16 and capturing the 2017 Peach Belt Conference men's tennis regular season title.
The 2015-16 season saw Armstrong State women's tennis capture the 10th NCAA Division II National Championship in program history with a 5-3 win over BYU-Hawai'i at the DII Spring Sports Festival in Denver, Colo. The Pirates finished 32-1 and featured three of the Top 10-ranked singles players in the nation, including PBC Player of the Year Lena Lutzeier. The men advanced to the NCAA Semifinals for a third straight year, finishing the season with a 26-3 record and a final No. 3 national ranking.
In his first season at the helm of Armstrong State, McCaffrey led the women's tennis team to an unbeaten 33-0 record and the school's ninth NCAA Division II National Championship with a 5-2 win over Barry University. The Armstrong State men also enjoyed a successful season, finishing as NCAA DII semifinalists and a final No. 3 national ranking after going 24-5.
McCaffrey joined Armstrong State in 2014 from Division I Wright State University, where he served as the head men's and women's tennis coach for six seasons.
As the head coach for Wright State, McCaffrey was named the 2012 Horizon League Men's Tennis "Coach of the Year" for leading the Raiders to the program's first regular season Horizon League title and an overall record of 18-5. Overall in his six seasons, McCaffrey accumulated a 78-69 record with the men's program (.531).
Prior to joining Wright State, McCaffrey was the head coach at Division III Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., for five seasons, accumulating a career record of 40-18 (.690) with the men and a 60-19 career record (.759) with the women for an overall 100-37 record (.730). In his 11 seasons of collegiate coaching, his overall men's and women's tennis record stands at 230-198 (.537).
A native of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., McCaffrey graduated from Johnson State College (Vt.) with his bachelor's degree in history in 2007. He earned an associate degree in recreation and leisure management from Johnson & Wales University in 1995 where he served as team captain in 1994 and the following year was a player/coach who helped lead the Wildcats to an 11-1 record. McCaffrey previously attended Adirondack Community College where he was named Most Outstanding Player of the 1991 team that went 12-2 and finished as the runner-up at the New York State Junior College tournament.
McCaffrey and his wife, Deborah, have two daughters, Cora and Maddie.