Banquet Honors Coaches

Banquet Honors Coaches

The Riverwood Athletic Association (RAA) hosted their second annual RAA Coaches Dinner & Awards Presentation on Friday, September 22, 2017. Held prior to the Varsity Football Game and catered by Low Country Barbeque, the event honored and recognized Raider coaches for their years of service to the school.

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the 2017 Coach of the Year Award to Isaac Seals. Seals, the Girls Cross Country and Girls Track & Field Coach, received this recognition for his outstanding service and dedication in mentoring and developing the character of student athletes, and for contributions to the greater Riverwood community. See his accomplishments listed below. (photo left to right: Athletic Director Mike Mezzio, Coach Seals, Principal Chuck Gardner)


Service Awards went to six coaches with five years at Riverwood. Congratulations and thank you to:

Jackie Carson - Softball, Girls Soccer, Girls Lacrosse

Angus Guberman - Boys Tennis

Tom Nohstadt - Baseball

Jarrett Smith - Baseball, Football

Heather Sweetin - Girls Lacrosse, Swim & Dive, Girls Volleyball

Whitley Witherspoon - Athletic Trainer

 

Isaac Seals is a member of the Science Department faculty and began his coaching tenure at Riverwood in 1990. Although he has primarily coached Cross Country and Track, Coach Seals also enjoyed serving as an Varsity Football Assistant Coach between 1991-1995. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he was a three sport athlete at East High School in Cleveland. Coach Seals was captain of the Football team his senior year, captain of the Track team for both his junior and senior years, and played on the Basketball team. He continued his football career at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, while earning a Bachelor's of Science. While attending Ohio University, Seals was also a member of the Bondo Club (Martial Arts) and participated in AAU Track. He holds a Masters Degree in Education.

Coaching experiences
Head track coach (1990 - present)
Head Girls Cross Country coach (1997 - present)
Head Boys (& Girls) Cross Country coach 1998

Coaching achievements
2007 Atlanta Track Club Paul Koshewa Award for Outstanding Dedication Women's Coach

2006 Fulton County Cross Country Coach of the Year
2005 Fulton County Cross Country Coach of the Year

2006 Boys Region 5AAA Track Coach of the Year
2005 Boys Region 5AAA Track Coach of the Year
2000 Girls Region 5AAA Track Coach of the Year
1999 Girls Region 5AAA Track Coach of the Year

1999 Fulton County Track Coach of the Year
1991 Fulton County Co-Track Coach of the Year

 

1999 Region 5AAA Cross Country Coach of the Year Boys
1999 Region 5AAA Cross Country Coach of the Year Girls
1998 Region 5AAA Cross Country Coach of the Year Boys
1998 Region 5AAA Cross Country Coach of the Year Girls

 

Track and Field Programs Qualified for State Meet Championships 21 out of 23 years

Girls Cross Country Team Qualified for State Meet Championship 17 out of 19 years
5AAA Girls Cross Country State Runner Up – 4 years
5AAA Girls Cross Country State 4th Place – 2 years
5AAA Girls Cross Country State 6th Place – 2 years

 

Personal
Coach Seals and his wife Bernadette have two children. Their son Isaac attended the United States Naval Academy (Class of 2015). Their daughter Jeanelle attended the United States Naval Academy (Class of 2017).