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Sean Hanrahan has been selected as Warner University’s athletic director. Hanrahan brings a distinguished career in sports and education that spans more than two decades, a wealth of experience and expertise and a track record of success.

Hanrahan previously served as the head men’s basketball coach for the past eighteen years resulting in five conference championships, six national tournament appearances, and regional and conference Coach of the Year awards. Hanrahan is the winningest coach in program history and has been an integral part of Warner University since he arrived in 2006.

Hanrahan played basketball at Hanover College graduating in 1999 with a double major in psychology and physical education. Before joining Warner, Hanrahan was heavily involved in all aspects of the Florida Southern College men’s basketball program from recruiting to speaking at the infamous 6th Man Club for five seasons. While at Florida Southern, Hanrahan was instrumental in five Conference Championships. Before his time at Florida Southern, Hanrahan was on the staff of another local Division II power, Rollins College in Winter Park. He spent two years at Rollins playing a major role in recruiting and ran the largest basketball camp in program history.

Hanrahan has prepared himself for his new role for the last fifteen years by developing relationships and learning the athletic business in all sports. He became a mainstay in the athletic world by working with athletes and administrators from the NBA, WNBA, NFL, Major League Soccer, Women’s Olympic Soccer Team, and Women’s Lacrosse. He has directed community service projects and school activations for sports marketing companies like Procamps and LEJ. One of his favorite experiences is working for Michael Jordan Flight School for eighteen years in Santa Barbara, California.

“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity that Dr. Hoag and the Warner Leadership Team have given me. My wife and I love Warner. It is a special place,” said Hanrahan. “There have been great examples to follow in this position. As the new athletic director, I will continue to hire Christ-centered coaches that lead to glorify God in their sport, in the classroom, and in the community. I believe sports is a vehicle that helps bring young adults closer to God and empowers them to be more than athletes. It is our mission to equip them spiritually and educationally. The best part about this new journey is the coaches on staff and the administration I get to work with every day. It is a challenging and time-consuming position, And my family and I are all In!”

“Warner University Athletics is in great hands with the hiring of Sean Hanrahan as its next Athletic Director,” said Micah Shrewsbery, Head Coach of Notre Dame Basketball. “Sean has guided the men’s basketball program to unprecedented heights during his tenure. He now gets the opportunity to put that same energy into all the other athletic programs.”

“Congrats to Sean and Warner University on his transition to Athletic Director. Sean has always been most passionate about the people he gets to work and compete with,” said Brad Stevens, GM of the Boston Celtics. “In this role, he’ll get an even greater chance to utilize his strengths to impact more people – all the coaches and athletes in the department.  He brings so much to the table and I know he is excited to continue at Warner with this new role.”

David Hoag, President of Warner University reiterated the university’s unwavering support for Hanrahan stating, “Sean has served Warner University faithfully for 18 years. More than 50 individuals applied for the position, and he was selected to serve as our next athletic director. Sean’s leadership and commitment to our athletic programs have been exemplary. When you talk with his past student-athletes, they have been impacted by Sean on and off of the court. As athletic director, he will continue to champion our student-athletes, coaches, and staff, fostering a culture of character, sportsmanship, and community engagement. I look forward to seeing him thrive in this role.”