Buena Vista head baseball coach Steve Eddie has announced the hiring of Nic Seaman to his coaching staff as an assistant coach. Seaman replaces Joe Paletta, who departed earlier this summer.
Seaman, who's a Storm Lake native, wrapped up his collegiate career this past spring after two years at Concordia University (Neb.) where he was part of a program that is coached by former BVU pitching coach, Ryan Dupic.
"Nic will be a great fit for our program," says Eddie. "He has had tremendous experiences with the two programs he played for in college (NIACC and Concordia, Neb.), programs which have had a lot of success. He also had a great summer, coaching the Storm Lake Whitecaps to a championship. Our players will enjoy their relationship with their new coach, on and off the field."
For the Bulldogs, Nic was primarily used as a relief pitcher and appeared in 29 career games. He was part of a team which went 19-9 in conference play this season and captured its first conference championship in 31 years. The Bulldogs also made their first-ever regional tournament appearance in program history.
Seaman then spent this summer serving as a Co-Manager for the Storm Lake Whitecaps where he helped coach the team to a runner-up regular season finish and a Pioneer League Tournament Championship. The Whitecaps were making their return to the summer wooden bat league for the first time in over 50 years.
Seaman began his collegiate baseball career at North Iowa Area Community College (2013-15) and played on a Trojan team that captured a Division II JUCO World Series berth.
"I am extremely pumped to be joining the coaching staff for Beaver baseball," says Seaman. I look forward to working alongside Coach Eddie and putting together a strong defensive team. I feel very lucky to have received this opportunity."
While playing high school baseball for the Tornadoes, he was a 2x all-conference, all-district and an all-area player. He played on three state tournament teams and served as a team captain one year.
Seaman holds a bachelor's degree in Business Communications and will reside in Storm Lake.
He officially began his duties on campus on August 7.