Inductee — Ken Seitz

seitz01Ken  Seitz

Class of 2001




A 1965 graduate of Brown County High School Ken is a veteran of the United States Air Force. In 1974 he graduated from Indiana University. In the fall of 1974 he began his teaching career at Hamilton Southeastern High School. In 1977 he became Southeasterns head varsity baseball coach. In 1980 he assumed the role as athletic director at Hamilton Southeastern while continuing to coach baseball. These duel roles will continue through the 2001 season.

2001 will he Kens 25th season Southeasterns head baseball coach. His teams have had 24 consecutive winning seasons. During those 24 seasons he has compiled a coaching record of 491 wins and 184 losses for a winning percentage of .727. While at Hamilton Southeastern, teams he has coached have won 14 conferences, 9 IHSAA sectionals, and 3 IHSAA regional titles. He has received several coach of the year awards from baseball rich Hamilton County and affiliated conferences. In 1996 he was a coach with the Indiana All-Stars.

Nine players from Hamilton Southeastern have earned the honor of representing HSE in the annual I.H.S.B.C.A. summer All Star series. Twenty five former players have gone on to play at the collegiate level. One player continued at the professional level, playing in the Cincinnati Reds and Montreal Expos organizations.

He has been a member of the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association since 1978. He has been very active in the coaches association. In 1995-96 he served as president of the association. IN 2003-04 he will again serve as the association president. Beginning in 2001 he took on the challenge of chairing the associations state clinic. Aside from being an officer in the association he has served on many committees.

“We interrupt this marriage for the baseball season” is a sign the Seitzs have in their home. This sign indicates the familys dedication to baseball. His wife, Kathy, can be found at games as well as related baseball outings. His son, Kory, played for him three years at Hamilton Southeastern before continuing baseball in Indiana University. His daughter, Kristy, was a stat girl for HSE for four years before going to Indiana University.