Thomas Seay added to Marist Coaching Staff

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

ThomasSeay POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist has hired Thomas Seay as assistant baseball coach, it was announced by head coach Chris Tracz. Seay’s responsibilities will include working with the infield and outfield defense, coaching third base and working with the team’s hitters.

Seay will also play a vital role in the Red Foxes’ recruiting efforts. He most recently served as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Young Harris College. In his first recruiting class, he brought in 28 players from nine different states. He also served as the team’s catching and hitting instructor.

"Thomas has consistently proven himself at every level he’s been at," Tracz said. "With his work ethic, knowledge of the game and interest he shows in student-athletes, our program has improved with his arrival. He will be a great asset to our staff in developing our student-athletes on and off the field. We are excited to welcome him to the Marist College family."

Prior to his position at Young Harris, Seay was assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Slippery Rock University for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. There, he was the team’s infield, catching and hitting instructor. Seay helped mentor catcher Matt Adams, who was named Division II Player of the Year and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. The team ranked third in the country and set a school record with a .372 batting average in 2009.

In 2006 and 2007, Seay was a volunteer assistant at Old Dominion University, where he worked with the team’s outfielders and coached first base. The Monarchs were nationally ranked in 2006, and won the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in 2007.

Seay earned his B.A. in Sociology from Randolph-Macon College in 2002, and his M.S. in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003.

"I would like to thank Coach Tracz and Director of Athletics Tim Murray for giving me such a great opportunity," Seay said. "Marist has an outstanding tradition both academically and athletically, and I look forward to continuing the success of the Red Foxes’ baseball program."

In 2010, the Marist baseball team posted a 33-22 record. The win total was tied for the second highest in a single season in program history. The Red Foxes have reached the NCAA Tournament six times in their 19 years of existence.