Here is the official release of the story, which was first reported by WNST.net’s Drew Forrester (via Twitter). The release is courtesy of the Tigers’ Sports Information Department.
Coaching Legend Tony Seaman Resigns
TOWSON, Md. – Towson University head men’s lacrosse coach and Baltimore Lacrosse Hall of Famer
announced his resignation today after completing his 13th season at Towson and 30th overall.
“Change is always difficult, but exciting,” said Seaman. “Old doors close and new ones open and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.”
The 2011 season marked the end of Seaman’s third decade as a head coach. Coming into this season, his 260 wins and .625 winning percentage ranked seventh and 12th respectively among active NCAA coaches.
“Tony is a coach with Hall of Fame credentials and a love and passion for the sport of lacrosse,” said Towson Director of Athletics
. “He has given everything he has into this program over the last 13 years and has made a difference in the lives of the kids he has coached. We wish Tony and his wife Guri all the best moving forward and it is our most sincere hope that they will stay active with the Towson program that has such a special place in their heart.”
Seaman has guided his teams into the NCAA Division I Tournament 19 times. He is one of only two coaches to have been honored as the National Coach of the Year at two different schools, earning the award in 1983 and 1984 while at the University of Pennsylvania and during the 2001 season when he led the Tigers to the NCAA Division I Semifinals.
He is the only coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to guide three different schools (Penn, Johns Hopkins, Towson) to the NCAA Tournament. In 13 years at Towson, the Tigers reached the NCAA Tournament five times (2001, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘07).
During his stint at Towson, Seaman compiled record of 99-93, which included four conference championships – the last of which came in 2005 when the Tigers won their third straight Colonial Athletic Association championship.
As the head men’s lacrosse coach at Johns Hopkins University, Seaman coached the United States National Team in the 1994 ILF World Championships in Manchester, England. He led the United States to a perfect record and the title after beating Australia, 21-7, in the championship game.
A confidential national search for the next head coach of Towson lacrosse will begin immediately. Associate Head Coach
will oversee the team operations during the transition.
Seaman and Towson are working to develop a position within the Department of Athletics where he will continue to be involved as a mentor to the coaches and work with the Tiger Club and its fund raising efforts.
“With his vast wealth of knowledge as a coach, Tony will be a great asset to our administrative staff,” said Waddell. “Tony has endeared himself to the Baltimore community and he will use his ties to improve the lives of every student-athlete, present, past and in the future.”