Facebook.com Twitter.com YouTube.com



Shea Seals
  Shea Seals

Position:
Director of Player Development/Team Manager

Experience:
Second Year


01/22/2013

Danny Manning Basketball to Hold Ladies Night Out Clinic Feb. 3

Clinic for women interested in learning more about basketball

01/22/2013

Sign Up Now for Danny Manning Summer Basketball Camps

Team Camp May 31-June 1, Day Camp June 3-6, Parent-Child Camp June 14-15

12/10/2012

DANNY MANNING AND MATILDA MOSSMAN RADIO CALL-IN SHOWS TONIGHT

Mossman Call-In show airs at 6:30 p.m., Manning Call-In Show begins at 7 p.m. from Charlie Mitchell's

12/03/2012

DANNY MANNING AND MATILDA MOSSMAN RADIO CALL-IN SHOWS TONIGHT

Mossman Call-In show airs at 6:30 p.m., Manning Call-In Show begins at 7 p.m. from Charlie Mitchell's

11/12/2012

Woodard Named C-USA Freshman of the Week

Freshman guard scored 28 points in season opener

Former Tulsa All-American Shea Seals was named the Director of Student-Athlete Development/Team Manager for basketball at his alma mater in May 2012.

Before returning to Tulsa, Seals spent the previous seven years coaching high school basketball in the city of Tulsa, compiling an overall 130-45 record. He was the head basketball coach for five seasons at Booker T. Washington High School.

In his tenure, Seals' teams posted a 102-22 record, won state championships in 2010 and 2011, finished as the state runner-up in 2008 and a state semifinalist in 2009. In 2011, the Hornets compiled a 21-0 record en route to their second consecutive state championship, while earning a Rivals.com final high school national ranking of No. 22.

Previously, Seals coached for three seasons at his alma mater, Tulsa McLain High School. He spent the 2004-05 season as an assistant coach and took over as head coach a year later. Seals' proceeded to lead McLain High School to a two-year mark of 28-23 and a state quarterfinals appearance in 2006.

Before entering the coaching profession, Seals spent seven years in professional basketball. He began his career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1997-98 before suffering an ACL injury in the summer after his rookie season. He played six years in Europe and Asia and one season in the NBDL.

Before deciding on staying in his hometown to play collegiately for the Golden Hurricane, Seals averaged 24.4 points, 8.0 rebounds and was named the 1993 Oklahoma High School Player of the Year as a prep senior at McLain High School.

As a freshman in 1993-94, Seals made an immediate impact for the Hurricane by totaling 33 points, six steals, five assists, five rebounds and set a school record with seven made three-pointers in his first collegiate game. Seals was selected as the Missouri Valley Conference's Most Outstanding Freshman and Newcomer of the Year and also earned Freshman All-America accolades by Basketball Times and Basketball Weekly. He scored 16.8 points and grabbed 6.5 rebounds as a true freshman.

From there, Seals went on to become the school's all-time scoring leader with 2,288 points, a mark that still stands today, and also completed his career record of Tulsa charts for rebounds with 777, assists with 388 and steals with 222.

During his TU career, Seals was on Tulsa teams that compiled an overall 93-34 record, made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the "Sweet Sixteen", won two MVC regular season championships and one MVC Tournament title. In 1994, Seals led Tulsa to the school's first-ever "Sweet Sixteen" in 1994 with wins over UCLA and Oklahoma State and duplicated that feat a year later with victories against Illinois and Old Dominion.

Seals earned first-team all-conference honors in his final three seasons, twice in the MVC and as a senior in the Western Athletic Conference. He went on to receive third-team Associated Press All-America merits as a senior and had his No. 21 jersey retired in his final home game of the 1996-97 campaign.

Seals earned his bachelor's degree in social studies in 1997 from The University of Tulsa. He and his wife, Rosa, have four children: sons Jeval, Shea Ari, Shemar and daughter Viola.