Seideman new COW lax coach

Seideman new COW lax coach

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Eric Seideman, who possesses nearly two decades of coaching experience at the NCAA Div. III level including 11 years as head coach at Mount Saint Mary College in New York, has been selected as The College of Wooster’s men’s lacrosse head coach following a national search. Seideman’s start date was July 1.

“Wooster is clearly a special place, and my wife, Melissa, and I are thrilled to join the vibrant campus community,” Seideman said. “Throughout this process, I was so impressed with the engagement of the men’s lacrosse student-athletes. I cannot wait to get started working with them to build a program that will compete for the NCAC championship and on a national level.”

Seideman arrived in Newburgh, New York in 2011 to build up a relatively new Mount Saint Mary program, and his efforts were immediately evident with a program record of seven wins in 2012. Seideman’s program reached new heights in 2018, winning a record 12 games and advancing to the Skyline Conference Tournament championship game for the first time.

Under Seideman’s guidance, two Knights earned All-America honors, marking the only two All-America selections for Mount Saint Mary in any sport in a 15-year stretch. He mentored Dylan De Meo, who finished as the 15th-leading scorer in Div. III history at 334 points. In all, Seideman has coached 27 All-Americans in his career.

Seideman was a four-year starter at Haverford College outside of Philadelphia, where he earned two All-Centennial Conference honors and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player three times. He graduated as the program’s all-time leader in midfield scoring.

Seideman graduated from Haverford in 2004 with a bachelor’s in English and furthered his education with a master’s in education at Cornell University. Seideman and his wife have two sons, Benjamin and Finn.