Thomas Seay is in his third season as assistant baseball coach at Marist. Seay's responsibilities will include working with the infield and outfield defense, coaching third base and working with the team's hitters. In addition to his on-field work, Seay has also added the title of recruiting coordinator.
In his first season in Poughkeepsie, Seay's efforts helped Marist produce a MAAC-best .289 batting average. The Red Foxes scored more runs than they had strikeouts, and had more walks and hit by pitches than strikeouts as well. Ricky Pacione and Zach Shank ranked nationally among the toughest to strike out, and Pacione's 76 hits led the MAAC. The Red Foxes produced a team on-base percentage of .389, which included five everyday players having at least as many walks as strikeouts.
Prior to his arrival at Marist, Seay had most recently served as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Young Harris College. In his first recruiting class, he brought in 28 players from nine different states. He also served as the team's catching and hitting instructor.
Prior to his position at Young Harris, Seay was assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Slippery Rock University for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. There, he was the team's infield, catching and hitting instructor. Seay helped mentor catcher Matt Adams, who was named Division II Player of the Year and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. The team ranked third in the country and set a school record with a .372 batting average in 2009.
In 2006 and 2007, Seay was a volunteer assistant at Old Dominion University, where he worked with the team's outfielders and coached first base. The Monarchs were nationally ranked in 2006, and won the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season championship in 2007.
Seay earned his B.A. in Sociology from Randolph-Macon College in 2002, and his M.S. in Sports Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003.