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Towson's Tony Seaman isn't going anywhere

The season may be over for the Tigers, but the same can’t be said for Tony Seaman’s coaching tenure at Towson.

The only coach in Division I history to aid three different schools to the NCAA tournament, Seaman was informed in a meeting Monday afternoon with school officials that he would be retained for at least another season.

"I’m just looking forward to having this team and my staff and myself back for 2010," said Seaman, who boasts an overall record of 253-148 (a winning percentage of .631) in 26 years and a mark of 89-75 (.543) in 11 years with the Tigers. "We couldn’t be happier to be part of the Towson lacrosse program."

Under Seaman, the Tigers have qualified for the NCAA tournament five times and almost won the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and the automatic qualifier last Saturday.

Towson, which finished second in the CAA and lost, 10-9, to Villanova in the tournament final, graduates seven players, including four starters in midfielders Randall Cooper and Justin Schneider, attackman Bill McCutcheon and defenseman Matt Richter, the team’s primary faceoff specialist in Mitchell Rosensweig and a primary short-stick defensive midfielder in Kyle Smedley.

But the Tigers return a good deal of youthful talent and could challenge again for the CAA title.

Posted by Edward Lee at 7:10 PM | | Comments (11)
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Seaman is on trial this next season, if it is anything less than this year he should be out. Possible replacements? Maybe Cantabe from Stevenson?

Glad to hear Seaman will be back.

Great guy and an excellent coach.

Hope he get this talented team to the tourney next year.

That's just plain wrong to talk about replacements etc when Seaman is not going anywhere. That's a venemous post with an axe to grind. Towsontiger, support your head coach!

How long does Tony want to coach.
He's what 66-67? He's a good fit at
Towson and with new alignments next year,let's see how TSU does.

Venemous, after several seasons of missing the play offs and sub par play in a hotbed area I would hardly label a sugguestion venemous. Towson has already grinded its axe on the football program perhaps mens lacrosse is next.

Doubt Cantabene would jump ship to come back to TU anytime soon. He's turned that program into a competitor and they're just going to get better. He is still really young though, so never say never. But yea, Tony was able to salvage a tough season and if we had been able to hold onto some leads it could've been one of Towson's biggest seasons in a long time. With the mediocrity TU has in other sports its sad that one of our most successful coaches had a chance of being let go.

We'll see if the youth and the new O-coordinator in his second season can get the job done next season. I like him, but its getting to be about that time for Tony to hang'em up.

I personally don't see where Towsontiger's statement was inaccurate. Coach Seaman hasn't produced in five years and this is D1 lacrosse, not a welfare program for "good guys".

Fan loyalty is to the program, not the coach. If it were to the coach, Carl Runk may still be at the helm.

TU (it hasn't been TSU for 10 years) used to be consistently ranked in the top 10-15 in the country, now they are only about the fifth best team in Maryland. Losing a middle of the road conference like the CAA year after year is not acceptable.

Yes, TU should honor the last year of Seaman's contract, but that is all they should honor. If he produces next year, a new contract can be worked out. If he doesn't, TU needs to go in a new and younger direction.

Seaman has taken a runa dn gun program that used to thrive and has slowed it down to a snails pace. With the new facilities over at TU, they should be getting a top 8 recruiting class every year. Yet, they only have one recruit playing in the UA All Star game.

Guy is just over .500 in 11 years? Why in the worl is he being brought back again and again??

Let's get it done! As mentioned, the new facilities (Johnny Unitas Stadium holds about 12k with field turf and the new state of the art HD board) and a great school with lacrosse tradition should be a contender year after year. Hit the recruiting trail hard and fast Tony!

Can't believe TU is sticking with Seaman. He's a lousy coach - unless beating UMBC is your idea of big time lacrosse.

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