September 26, 2011

Seideman Takes Mt. St. Mary Gig

from press release

– Assistant men's lacrosse coach Eric Seideman has been named the new head coach at NCAA Division III Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) College, the school's athletic director John Wright has announced.

Seideman served as an assistant coach at Gettysburg for two years from 2010-11, helping the Bullets to a 27-10 record, two appearances in the Centennial Conference championship game and a pair of NCAA Division III tournament berths. He also helped Gettysburg to a No. 1 national ranking for a three-week stretch in 2010.

"I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to spend two years at Gettysburg, and will always cherish the experiences I had and the relationships I made," said Seideman. "As a player at Haverford College, I always had a ton of respect for the Gettysburg program, and after working here, I now know that the success of the Bullets is, and has always been, because of the hard-working student-athletes, under the excellent direction of the coaching staff.

"I would like to thank Coach Janczyk, and all the Gettysburg lacrosse student-athletes, for helping me develop as a coach, mentor, leader, and most importantly as a person, and for helping prepare me to be the best head coach I can be."

As an offensive coach, Seideman helped the Bullets lead the Centennial Conference in goals per game (12.72), points per game (18.56), shot percentage (32.5%), and man-up scoring (42.3%) in 2010. One year later, Gettysburg was third in the conference in goals per game (9.32) and points per game (14.37) while finishing second in man-up scoring (26.3%). During his tenure he coached four All-Americans and a Centennial Conference Player of the Year.

At Mt. St. Mary, Seideman will inherit a young program that just finished its second season of existence, going 2-13 in 2011. The Knights, who lost just two seniors to graduation last season, compete in the Skyline Conference, which also includes Farmingdale State College, Kean College, Maritime College, Montclair State University, College of Mount St. Vincent, and Stockton College.

Seideman is the third Gettysburg assistant men's lacrosse coach to be named as a head coach over the last three years. Tommy Pearce '01 became the head coach at Frostburg State University starting in the 2010 season before Justin Domingos '99 took over at Colby College in 2011.

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