Sean Lively was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Chippewa Valley High School where he was an All-State basketball player. Coach Lively played two years of college basketball, one season at Saginaw Valley State University and one at St. Mary’s College. He earned is teaching degree (bachelors) from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he double majored in History and Social Studies and minored in English. Coach Lively began coaching in 1999. He is currently entering his eleventh year coaching overall and his second year as the Head Basketball Coach at Higley High School.