14 NCAA Tournament Appearances

2019 NCAA Regional Semi-finalist

Brandon Sager
Brandon Sager
Title: Assistant Coach

Brandon Sager joins the Northern Michigan University Women’s Basketball team for his first season.

Sager led the Negaunee High School Girls Basketball team from 2012-2019 prior to joining the NMU staff.  During his time at Negaunee, he went 107-47 including an undefeated regular season in 2017-18 (20-0).  He guided the team to four Mid-Pen Conference Championships and won two MHSAA District Championships. In 2016 he was named the BCAM Regional Coach of the Year. In addition to all of this success on the court, the team also held an average grade point average of 3.82.

Entering this position, Sager is familiar with NMU as he was a four-year member of the Wildcats Men's Basketball team and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 and an Associate of Science Degree, 1995.

A team captain his final two seasons, Sager scored 1,292 points while hitting 151 threes in his career. Upon graduation, he held three NMU records, Consecutive Free-Throws Made Single Game (17), Free-Throw Average Single Game (100%), and Most Consecutive Free-Throws (32).  Against Michigan Tech in 1993, he dished out a career-high 15 assists. That year, the Wildcats were GLIAC Champions and advanced to the NCAA division II Regional Finals where Sager made the game winning shot to knock off #1 seeded University of Southern Indiana.

In the 1994-1995 season, Sager was the leading scorer with 17.5 points per game on his way to winning the team’s NMU Free Throw Award and the Thoroughbred Award. He was also named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team all four seasons.

In addition to his coaching, Sager has been employed at NMU in the Facilities/Engineering & Planning Department since 1999.