Phil Seymore enters his fifth season as an assistant basketball coach at Providence College. Seymore came to Providence after serving as assistant coach at the University of Richmond for three seasons. While at Richmond he was responsible for the team's recruiting and the offensive and defensive development of guards and wingmen. He also prepared scouting reports of the opposing teams for the Spiders.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and a graduate of Canisius College, Seymore began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Canisius in 1983 under his former coach Nick Macarchuk (a former PC assistant coach). After one season at Canisius, he went to Turner Carroll High School in Buffalo, N.Y. where he coached for four years, including two seasons as the head coach. His 1989-90 team at Turner won the State Catholic School Class C title and the 1988-89 squad captured the Manhattan Cup Championship. After leaving Turner Carroll High School in 1990, Seymore spent the next seven years as an assistant coach at Canisius.
Seymore began his collegiate playing career at Independence Junior College before transferring to Canisius. At Canisius, he averaged 16.8 points and 4.6 assists in two seasons as a point guard. Seymore was selected in the seventh round of the 1982 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. He played one season for Albany of the Continental Basketball Association where he earned 1983 All-Star honors.
Upon hiring Seymore, Head Coach Tim Welsh said, "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Phil. I competed against him at Canisius and I played against a lot of good players that he recruited. He is an excellent recruiter and a very good coach."
Seymore is married to the former Alicia Parker. They have one daughter Amani.
FULL NAME: Philip Seymore
FAMILY: Married, wife Alicia, daughter Amani
HIGH SCHOOL: Lower East Side Prep
COLLEGE: Canisius College `89
Bachelor of Science in Sociology
Assistant Coach, Providence College, 2000-present
Assistant Coach, University of Richmond, 1997-2000
Assistant Coach, Canisius College, 1990-97
Head Coach, Turner Carroll High School, 1988-90
Graduate Assistant Coach, Canisius, 1983-84
Official StoreOfficial Online
Kris Dunn Competes In Nike...
Providence College junior Kris Dunn (New London, Conn.) participated in the Nike Basketball Academy in late June. The camp was held from June 26-29 and...
Ed Cooley Helps USA...
Providence College men’s basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley served as an assistant coach for the 2015 USA Men’s Basketball U19 World Championship...
Athletics Signs A Long-Term ...
Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced today that the Providence College Athletics Department has signed a long-term partnership with...
Ed Cooley And USA Basketball...
Providence College men’s basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley is serving as one of two assistant coaches for the 2015 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World ...
National Grid Foundation and...
On Wednesday June 17th, Providence College men’s basketball student-athletes Ben Bentil (Wilmington, Del.), and Rodney Bullock (Hampton, Va.), visited ...
Ed Cooley Radio Show To Air ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Ed Cooley Radio Show will air on Sports Radio 103.7 WEEI-FM tonight following the Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game that...
Ed Cooley Names Jeff Battle ...
It was announced today (May 9) that Providence College Head Coach Ed Cooley named Jeff Battle assistant coach for men's basketball.
Men's Basketball Team...
Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley announced the 2014-15 team awards on Saturday, April 25. The honors were given out at the team's...