By Stuart Zaas | 10/4/11 10:00 AM
DENVER – The Denver Outlaws have agreed to terms with Tony Seaman to become the second general manager in franchise history, the team announced on Tuesday. Seaman comes to Denver after 30 years of coaching lacrosse at the collegiate level – the last 13 years spent at Towson University. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee.
“We’re very fortunate to be able to add Tony Seaman to the Outlaws organization,” Denver Outlaws President Mac Freeman said. “His experience and knowledge of the game make him the perfect addition to help the Outlaws reach the next level. Tony has been a champion of this great game for decades and his addition to the Denver lacrosse community is a significant step in continuing the growth of the game in the West. He recognizes the standards that have been established here, both on and off the field, and shares our goal of bringing a championship to Denver.”
"I am very excited about becoming a part of the very best organization in the MLL,” Seaman said. “Mac Freeman and (Director of Sales and Marketing) Chuck Olney exemplify professionalism and I hope to help them reach their goal of bringing a Steinfeld Cup to Denver for the fans.
“The Outlaws are one of the premier teams in the league both on and off the field. Denver has a great lacrosse community and I look forward to helping the sport continue to grow in the Rocky Mountain region.”
Seaman, who completed his 30th season coaching at the collegiate level in 2011, has coached 73 all-Americans and 87 all-Conference honorees during his time at the University of Pennsylvania (1983-91), Johns Hopkins University (1991-99) and Towson University (1999-2011). He has registered a 263-166 (.613 pct.) career coaching record at the college level and his teams have reached the NCAA Tournament 19 times during his career.
Seaman is the only coach to be named the NCAA National Coach of the Year at two different schools (Penn – 1983, ’84 and Towson – 2001), and is the only coach in NCAA Division I lacrosse history to lead three different schools to the NCAA tournament (Penn – 6 times, Johns Hopkins – 8 times and Towson – 5 times).
In 1994, Seaman coached the United States National Team in the 1994 ILF World Championships in Manchester, England, leading the U.S. to the gold medal.
Seaman began his coaching career at Lynbrook High School (1972-1981), where he earned two Division IV Nassau County Coach of the Year awards and led the team to the South Shore championship in 1978.
Seaman and his wife, Guri have a daughter, Barb, who played lacrosse at Penn and a son, Greg, who played for Princeton University.