Aurora Tabs Seitelman As New Volleyball Coach
Courtesy of Aurora University
AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University announced that James Seitelman has been named Head Women's Volleyball Coach for the university. Seitelman comes to AU from the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he led the women's volleyball team the last three seasons.
"We are excited to announce that James Seitelman has been added to the Aurora University family as our new head volleyball coach," said AU Interim Director of Athletics Shaun Neitzel. "His experience as a national championship and international player, and success as a head coach certainly gives our student-athletes the expertise that they deserve. I look forward to seeing him take our volleyball program to new heights."
Prior to his tenure at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Seitelman was the Assistant Men's Volleyball Coach t his alma mater, Springfield College from 2003-2005, and spent 2006-2008 at Western New England College as an Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach. He was promoted to Interim Head Coach at Western New England College during the 2008 season. He has also coached at the high school level twice. Seitelman was the Fermi (CT) High School Head Boys' Volleyball Coach from 2006-08 and the Sachem (NY) High School Assistant Girls' Volleyball Coach from 2002-2003.
"I am excited to join the Aurora family," Seitelman said. "One of the biggest things that drew me to AU is the people. With the great support staff and amazing student athletes the sky is the limit for this program. I can't wait to get started."
The Springfield College graduate has a bachelor's of science degree in elementary education and a master's of education degree in physical education.
While playing at Springfield, Seitelman racked up several impressive accolades. As a four-year starter, he was part of two National Championship teams (2001, 2002). During those same two years, Seitelman was tabbed as an All-American and in 2001 took home the National Championship MVP Award. He was a member of the Team USA at the Arafaua Games in Darwin, Australia in 2001 and left Springfield College as the career leader in blocks.
Seitelman is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and is USA Volleyball Impact certified.