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Former Knicks draft choice, Beilein assistant, named Blue Devils Head Coach
Monday, June 17, 2013

Philip Seymore as a Canisius College player
Former New York Knicks draft choice Philip Seymore as an
NCAA D-I player in the early 1980s.

Philip Seymore, head coach of men's basketball at SUNY FredoniaPhilip Seymore has been named head coach of Fredonia's men's basketball team.

Mr. Seymore brings a quarter-century of coaching experience to the Blue Devils' bench, mostly at the NCAA Division I level, including eight seasons as an assistant to John Beilein, currently head coach at the University of Michigan.

Prior to becoming a coach and college administrator, Seymore played two seasons at Canisius College (1980-81 and 1981-82), and was selected by the New York Knicks in the 1982 NBA Draft.  He later joined the Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association, where he played for legendary head coach Phil Jackson.

After his playing days, he served as a graduate assistant for his college coach, Nick Marcarchuk, followed by four seasons at Turner Carroll High School in Buffalo, including two seasons as its head coach. His 1989-90 team won the State Catholic School Class C title and the 1988-89 squad captured the Manhattan Cup Championship.

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