Seals resigns as Booker T. Washington basketball coach
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
4/17/12 at 9:19 AM
Shea Seals has resigned from his position as the head basketball coach at Booker T. Washington High School.
Seals coached the Hornets for five seasons, winning Class 5A state championships in 2010 and 2011.
He submitted his resignation on Monday.
It is believed the 36-year-old Seals may be destined to join the staff of new University of Tulsa coach Danny Manning, but Seals would not comment on that possibility.
In 1993-97 at TU, Seals made four NCAA Tournament appearances and became the Golden Hurricane's career scoring leader.
"I'm just looking at other opportunities," said Seals. "I've enjoyed my time at Booker T. and it's been a great learning process. But right now, I'm just looking at different opportunities.
"The Booker T. job is such a great job. It had to be a special place for me to leave my alma mater (McLain High School)."
Before moving to Booker T. Washington in 2007, Seals coached for two seasons at McLain. His overall head coaching record is 128-45.
In January 2011, after having been stopped by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on the Creek Turnpike, Seals was charged with two misdemeanors - aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol and making an unsafe lane change. An appellate judge dismissed the charges.
Manning spent five seasons as a Bill Self assistant at Kansas before being hired by TU on March 29.
He has hired three assistants: Steve Woodberry, a former Missouri State assistant; Brett Ballard, a former head coach at Baker University (an NAIA program); and Justin Bauman, a former University of San Francisco assistant.
Booker T. Washington officials now has two coaching searches to conduct. In March, Hornet football coach Darrell Hall resigned to become the new head coach at Midwest City High School.
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Shea Seals: He would not comment on the possibility that he may join new coach Danny Manning's staff at TU.