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Denitra Seals
Denitra Seals
Title: Head Women's Volleyball Coach
Phone: 617-975-9321
Email: seals@emmanuel.edu
Previous College: Fairleigh Dickinson '97
Experience: 11th season

Coach Seals became Emmanuel's Head Women's Volleyball Coach in 2007 after serving as the Saints' Assistant Coach for five seasons. She also serves as the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) for the NCAA.

At the helm of the EC program, Seals has led the Saints to the GNAC Tournament for 10 consecutive seasons and to the ECAC Tournament three different times ('09, '11, '13).  Her teams at Emmanuel have tallied 168 wins and an impressive GNAC mark of 87-20 (.813) over the past 10 years.

She has twice been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year, earning the honor in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014.

Coach Seals brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Emmanuel volleyball program. She began her coaching career at the Junior Olympic level for a local volleyball club, Smash Juniors. She later accepted a position as Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Somerville High School. In four years at Somerville, she led her volleyball program to two consecutive state tournament appearances, for the first time in the school's history.

Seals is a former Division I player from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1997. In 2007, Seals was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at FDU.  As a collegiate player, Seals was a four-year 1st Team All-Conference selection for the North East Conference. In her freshman season, she was the North East Conference Newcomer of the Year. By her junior and senior seasons, Seals was named team captain and selected the Most Valuable Player. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year and Woman of the Year for the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1997.

Coach Seals currently works full-time at the Brigham and Women's Hospital as the Director, Radiology Research Finance. In the fall of 2010, Coach Seals earned a Graduate Certificate in Research Administration at Emmanuel College and completed her Masters in Management in 2011.

CAREER RECORD

YEAR SCHOOL OVERALL GNAC WIN %
2007 Emmanuel 10-22 7-6 .313
2008 Emmanuel 17-13 10-2 .567
2009 Emmanuel 18-13 10-2 .581
2010 Emmanuel 18-14 8-4 .563
2011 Emmanuel 21-16 10-3 .568
2012 Emmanuel 14-18 8-4 .438
2013 Emmanuel 23-14 10-1 .622
2014 Emmanuel 24-12 10-1 .667
2015 Emmanuel 12-16 8-3 .429
2016 Emmanuel 11-22 6-5 .333
  TOTALS 168-160 87-20 .512


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email: seals@emmanuel.edu