Sean Bushéy enters his 17th season as head coach of the Pirates in 2012. Over the course of his tenure at Whitworth, Bushéy has established himself as one of the top small-college coaches in the northwest, if not the country.
Bushéy, who has his USSF "A" license, has a 206-89-33 record after 17 seasons as a head men's soccer coach (196-83-32 in 16 years at Whitworth). He has led the Pirates to six Northwest Conference titles in the last eight years, and seven NWC titles overall.
In 2011 the Bucs shared their seventh NWC crown under Bushey.
The 2009 Pirates became the first conference team in 20 years to claim three straight NWC titles for its school. Whitworth went 16-3-3 overall and 11-1-2 in the NWC. Whitworth advanced to the NCAA Division III "Elight Eight" after winning three tournament games away from home.
The 2008 team won a second straight NWC title despite the graduation of seven starters off of the previous season's championship. In 2007 Whitworth won the conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
In 2005 he led Whitworth to the NCAA Division III Final Four after the Pirates won their second straight NWC championship. It was the first time a men's soccer team had repeated as Northwest Conference champions in more than ten years.
In 2004 he led Whitworth to its second NWC title in his tenure and to the second round of the NCAA tournament, while in 2001 he led the Pirates to a conference championship and the NCAA Regional Finals.
He has been named Northwest Conference Men's Coach of the Year four times (2001, 2004, 2007, 2008). Over the last 12 years, the Whitworth men are 174-55-26 (.733).
Bushéy coached a one-year stint at The Evergreen State College, finishing 10-6-2, where he earned a conference Coach of the Year award in 1995. Prior to that he led Tacoma Community College to a 22-6-5 record over two seasons and a NWAACC divisional championship.
Bushéy also currently serves on the boy's Region IV Olympic Development Program staff as an age group head coach.
Bushéy began his coaching career as an assistant for former Pirate head coach Einar Thorarinson.
Bushéy was head coach of the USL Premier League Spokane Shadow for three seasons (1997-99). The Shadow won the Northwest Division regular season championship in 1997 and 1998 and played in the USL Premier League title match in 1999.
As a player, Bushéy starred at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss. He was an all-district selection, an Academic All-American and team captain for the traditional NAIA power.