February 8, 2024

Leesburg High School Basketball Coach Sean Campbell Wins 200th Career Game

2.2 min read| Published On: February 8th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High School Basketball Coach Sean Campbell Wins 200th Career Game

2.2 min read| Published On: February 8th, 2024|

Congratulations to Leesburg Head basketball coach of both the girls and boys teams, who won his 200th game last night in a 65-25 blowout win against Vanguard. Perhaps it was meant to be a 40-point victory, as that sums up the dominance of Coach Campbell this season.

Campbell took on the role as the Lady Jackets’ head coach with very little time to prepare at the beginning of the season. That role has been pivotal as Leesburg has found themselves 21-1 and on a 10-game winning streak dating back to December 20th of 2023.

(Leesburg honored Coach Sean Campbell with a signed Jersey and photos of his career milestones that include 8 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships and 2 State Championships.)

Campbell has had many victories over the years. This evening was special. He got to not only celebrate with his daughter Macey Campbell, who is a senior on the basketball team, but he was surrounded by so much love from the players who really become part of his extended family.

After the game was over, Leesburg High School honored Coach Campbell with photos, a signed jersey, balloons, and plenty of love. Athletic Director Spencer Hey was in attendance and was beaming with pride at how far Coach Campbell and Leesburg High School have come in the past decade.

(Coach Sean Campbell standing with his team who finished the season 20-1 after only winning 1 game just a year ago.)

From athletics to academics, Leesburg High School has come a long way. This school has been through a lot in its history, and you can feel that when walking on campus. Tonight the school celebrated another chapter in its long history, celebrating a man who has meant so much to the Leesburg community on and off the court.

D’mani Nettles, a former player for Sean Campbell who is now an assistant coach of the girls and boys teams, was also there. “Sean Campbell is like a father to me. He is a guiding light for so many who have come through this program. There is an immense sense of pride playing and coaching alongside him,” says Coach Nettles.

(Coach Campbell was surrounded by love after his 200th win against Vanguard which also mean that Leesburg would play for a district championship on Friday evening against Lecanto.)

For Sean Campbell, while the 200th victory was a great achievement, he continues to look toward the future. There is unfinished business with both of his teams the favorites to win their respective districts this season.

(A team worth celebrating. It’s worth noting that the 200 wins are combined with the boys and girls teams at the varsity level. The Lady Yellow Jackets have impressed everyone and could make a run in the FHSAA Playoffs.)

You can’t help but appreciate everything that Coach Campbell has brought to Leesburg over the years. Two state championships, countless victories, Division 1 NCAA college athletes, an NBA Star, and a family atmosphere that the community loves.

As far as the game goes, Aniya and Ariyana Hester had no trouble with Vanguard. Saige McCloud continued her dominant year, and Leesburg will next face Lecanto in the district final on Friday evening.

Congratulations to Coach Sean Campbell!

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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