Lyon College adds Rogers as Assistant Basketball Coach

Lyon College Athletics is pleased to announce that Sae’Quahn Rogers has been selected as the Lyon College men’s basketball assistant coach for the 2024-25 season.

Rogers comes to Lyon from Point University where he coached for two years. During his tenure, he has coached one Defensive Player of the Year, two All-Conference players and 10 All-Academic players at Point. He developed and helped one player overseas and during his 2022-23 season at Point, the team received its highest recorded team grade point average in 12 years.

While on staff Rogers was responsible for scouting reports, recruiting, player development, strength and conditioning program, postseason training, kids camps and elite camps. Rogers was also named interim head coach at Point from February to May. 

A native of Burlington, North Carolina, and graduated from The Burlington School in 2015, Rogers was a two-year letter man and team captain during his junior and senior campaigns for the Spartans basketball team. He finished his high school career being  all-conference twice, all-region first team, first team all state twice and finished his senior year with the North Carolina 1A State Title in 2015. 

Rogers went  to NCAA Division II Pfeiffer University where he played two seasons, averaging 6.5 points per game and 4.7 rebounds, and went to the 2016-2017 NCAA DII National tournament. He also recorded an 18-point and 11 rebound game against. DI March Madness participant University of North Carolina-Wilmington. After this, Rogers red shirted at NCAA DII Nyack College in 2017-2018 before attending Point in 2018.

As a player at Point, Rogers helped drastically improve the men’s basketball program his senior year under Coach Jake Deer and Rodney Mayes, going from six total wins to 15 from his junior to senior year. He was named team captain his junior and senior seasons at Point. 

Rogers recorded a school-record 21 rebounds against Allen his junior year, averaging 16 points per game, 7.6 rebounds, three assists and one steal per game, and led his team in all of those statistical categories his senior year. He was a two-time Appalachian Athletic Conference player of the week, Runner up for NAIA National player of the week for the week of December 30 to January 5 2020, and a first-team all-conference selection.

Rogers finished his college career with 1,155 points, 646 rebounds, and 205 assists. After Point, He played two seasons with Parma Basket Project in Parma, Italy where he averaged 15.7 points and six rebounds per game, and led Parma to a playoff berth.

Academically, Rogers graduated with a degree in 2020 in Business Administration and a minor in Biblical Studies from Point. He received his Masters in Sports management and coaching from Olympic Management Institute in Italy.

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to join the Lyon College family,” Rogers said. “To be able to become a part of what is being built here is not something that I take lightly. I’m excited to be able to work with the guys and to grow relationships with them on and off the court. Furthermore the Lyon College community has been awesome and has welcomed me with open arms. Lastly, to have the opportunity to work for coach Mayes is something I’m looking forward to. He coached me for two years and was a huge piece in me reaching my dreams to play Pro basketball, but we always had a relationship deeper than basketball. I know what he wants to accomplish here and I will give everything I have to make that happen.”

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