Lamont Seward - 2013
Taking over the running backs in the 2012 season, Lamont Seward enters his third season as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern. Seward spent his first two seasons in Statesboro coaching the wide receivers before taking over the running back duties prior to the start of spring practice.
During his first two season on the coaching staff, he helped develop, along with quaterbacks coach Mitch Ware, one of the nations’ most efficent passing offensive. The Eagles ranked second in the nation in 2011 in passing effeciency, while freshman receiver Kentrellis Showers led the team with 15 catches for 258 yards and three touchdowns.
Seward joined Jeff Monken’s staff in March 2010 after two seasons as the wide receivers coach at West Georgia. Seward helped install the option offense in his first season and refined the role of the wide receivers. The corps posted efficient numbers in 2010 and were critical to the execution of the developing offense.
With the West Georgia football program as an assistant coach beginning in winter 2008 and through the 2009 fall campaign, Seward worked with the wide receivers and also assisted with the kickoff and punt return teams. Following two years as an assistant coach/offensive coordinator at Warren County High School in his hometown of Warrenton, N.C., Seward joined the WCU staff in 2006 as wide receivers coach. Seward also assisted with the Catamounts’ weekly offensive game plans and helped coach the kickoff and punt return teams.
As the Catamounts wide receivers coach, Seward increased the reception totals of then-juniors Michael Hines and Eddie Cohen, with Cohen going on to claim WCU’s single-season record for reception yardage with 1,208. Cohen’s 2007 total of nine receiving touchdowns placed him fourth on the single-season chart, and he finished sixth on the WCU career list. Cohen was a two-time selection to the All-Southern Conference in 2006 and 2007.
Selected to the SoCon All-Decade Team (1997-2006), Seward finished his career third on the Catamount and SoCon list for receptions with 190. His 2,972 receiving yards placed him third on the WCU career list and fifth on the SoCon all-time list. Wearing number eight for Western Carolina from 2000-03, Seward caught a pass in 39 consecutive games and recorded at least one reception in 43 of 45 career games. He completed his career with 12 games of 100 receiving yards or more.
Seward graduated in 2003 with a degree in sport management and a minor in marketing from Western Carolina. He and his wife, Bebe reside in Statesboro.