February 24, 2011

Seabrook Promoted to Associate Head Coach with Men's Soccer

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire has announced that Ewan Seabrook has been elevated to associate head coach for men's soccer. The promotion from assistant coach is in recognition of his outstanding work as a member of the men's soccer staff.

"Ewan has taken on more responsibility each year he has been here at UNH," said head coach Rob Thompson.  "He is thoroughly deserving of this promotion."

Seabrook recently completed his third season as the top assistant coach with the Wildcat men's soccer program. During his tenure with the 'Cats he has helped lead the squad to three straight America East Tournament berths, while posting a 25-19-12 record.

"Our success has a lot to do with Seabrook's responsibility," said Thompson. "His recruiting classes are beginning to come to fruition the past two years."

New Hampshire wrapped up its 2010 campaign with a 9-5-6 record, recording its second straight nine-win campaign, competing in the America East Tournament for the sixth time in the last eight years. Despite falling 5-4 on penalty kicks to UMBC (Nov. 13) in the America East Championship game, the Wildcats held the Retrievers scoreless through regulation and both overtime periods, marking the third consecutive team they shut out in the conference tournament, as they also blanked Binghamton (Nov. 6) and Boston University (Nov. 10). The impressive mark makes UNH the first team ever to record three shutouts in the conference tournament.

The Wildcats won the America East regular season title in 2009, posting a 9-7-2 record and a 6-0-1 mark in league play. Clinching the No. 1 seed in the America East Tournament, the 'Cats earned their first regular-season title since 1994 and their first outright title ever. It was the first time since 1997 that a team completed the conference schedule without a loss and is UNH's best conference record since also compiling a 6-0-1 mark in 1994.

UNH took home America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors that season, as seven Wildcats received postseason accolades, including Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. Three 'Cats were named to the All-Conference First Team and the All-Rookie Team, while one was selected to the All-Conference Second Team.

Seabrook, a 2002 Oneonta State graduate, served as the assistant coach at Hartwick College from 2004-08 prior to his tenure at UNH.
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