Sean Saturnio - 2012
Sean Saturnio joined the coaching staff as the tight ends coach prior to the start of spring practice in 2012. He also assists offensive coordinator Brent Davis with the offensive line and continues his role as Director of Player Development. Saturnio served in this non-coaching role during the 2011 Southern Conference Championship season prior to assuming his current assistant coach role.
Saturnio came to Statesboro after a successful nine-year head coaching career at Waipahu High School. The Hilo, Hawaii native led Waipahu to a semifinals appearance in the Oahu Interscholastic Association White Conference playoffs in his last season.
Saturnio assumed the head coach role at Waipahu after two seasons as an assistant coach for the program and led them to an OIA Division II Championship and a state (HHSAA) semifinals appearance in 2006. His teams also won an OIA Division II regular season title in 2004. In all six of his nine teams advanced to the playoffs.
During his stint as head coach at Waipahu, he was named the OIA Division I Coach of the Year for the West Division in 2008 and was selected as the OIA Division II Coach of the Year in 2004. Saturnio was also honored four times as the KSSK Coach of the Week.
After graduated from Hilo High School in 1985, Saturnio began his collegiate playing career on the Mainland at Division III Beloit College (Wis.) before transferring to Hawaii.
A walk-on for the Warriors, he earned a spot on the game day roster as a wide receiver and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Hawaiian Studies in 1992. During his time at Hawai’i he met both former Eagle Head Coach Paul Johnson and current Head Coach Jeff Monken.
Saturnio has two children Christina and Isaiah.