Source: Seaman to no longer coach Towson
After 13 years as Towson’s head coach, Tony Seaman will not return to coach the Tigers for a 14th season, a source confirmed Monday.
First reported by WNST 1570 AM and confirmed by the source who requested anonymity because the school has yet to make an announcement, Seaman’s tenure at Towson concludes with a 99-93 record and a 263-166 mark in 30 years as a head coach at Johns Hopkins, Penn and C.W. Post. The 263 wins placed him seventh among active coaches.
It's unclear whether associate head coach and defensive coordinator Shawn Nadelen and offensive coordinator Michael Allan will remain on the coaching staff.
Neither Seaman, who signed a three-year extension after the 2010 campaign, nor athletic director Mike Waddell returned calls seeking comment.
A few candidates who could succeed Seaman include former Maryland coach and current Chesapeake Bayhawks assistant coach Dave Cottle, Stevenson coach Paul Cantabene and Johns Hopkins offensive coordinator Bobby Benson.
Cantabene declined to speculate on his candidacy, saying, “You never know. I don’t know if they’re going to be interested in me. If they want to talk, I’m sure I’ll hear what they have to say. … But I’m just worrying about Stevenson University right now. They’ve really treated me well, and sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
Since joining the Tigers for the 1999 season, Seaman had guided the program to four conference championships, including three in the Colonial Athletic Association. He has been the CAA’s Coach of the Year twice (most recently, last season) and was the National Division I Coach of the Year in 2001 when Towson went 14-4 and advanced to the Final Four.
But the team underperformed this spring, compiling a 3-10 overall record and a 1-5 mark in the CAA, which was the first time that a Seaman-coached squad had finished with a sub-.500 record in the conference.