Men's Basketball Coaching Profile

   Assistant Coach - Sean Pryor

     High School:  Gordon tech (Chicago, IL)


     College:         Mineral Area College - AS

                          Oregon State University - BS Education



Sean Pryor is entering his fourth season as an Assistant Coach at Mineral Area College.  He returns to the court where he played his junior college basketball from 1993-95, but this time as a coach.  Before coming to Mineral Area, Pryor spent a season under his uncle Rick Pryor as an assistant coach at Walter Payton High School in Chicago, Illinois. Rick was a Division I coach for 15 years.  Rick was the head coach at Chicago State University and an assistant at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He began his coaching career on the AAU circuit, coaching the Chicago Demons.   

Coach Pryor brings an extensive playing background to his coaching style. Sean played High School basketball in the rugged Catholic League in Chicago for Gordon Tech High School.  He spent two seasons at Mineral Area College playing for long-time Head Coach Tim Gray.  He had two successful seasons at MAC, before moving on to NCAA Division I - Oregon State University.  He credits Mineral Area College for his college foundation, helping to make him successful in the PAC-10 Conference.  After graduation, Pryor continued his career playing professionally in both France and Puerto Rico.

Sean is excited to return to Mineral Area College as a member of the basketball coaching staff.  He joins his former teammate Corey Tate.  Tate and Pryor played at MAC when Pryor was a Freshman.  Pryor wants to bring back the Chicago Pipeline to MAC.  Players like Sonny Parker, Arthur Agee,  Shawn Harrington, Courtney Hargraves keep close tabs on their alma mater through Pryor.  Sean also stays in contact with former teammates Chad Mills, Ray Stewart, Stacy Nolan, Anthony Knox, Mike Laurence,  Zach Mills, Bryan Wagner, Charles Williams, Lemi Williams, Robert Thompson and Corey Oliver.  Sean plans on using his extensive playing experience and his personal style of coaching to help the Cardinals remain one of the top men's basketball programs in the country.  He focuses his attention on recruiting and player development.  Pryor lives in Farmington, and also serves as an Admissions Counselor in the Student Services Department at the college.       


Sean has 3 kids; Kasean, Gianna and Olivia.              

Coaching Career:

2006-10     Mineral Area College                   Assistant Coach