Stoneham High School

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Athletic Hall of Fame




Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2006



William "Bill" Seabury
Class of 1961 - Hockey & Baseball


Anyone residing in Stoneham for the past thirty years is likely to know Bill Seabury as a longtime teacher and a highly successful baseball coach. Those living in Stoneham in the early 1960ís will remember him as an outstanding athlete.

The 1961 Stoneham High School graduate played baseball and hockey for the Spartans, playing the former very well and the latter sensationally.

As a junior, Seabury led the Spartan hockey team in scoring, accounting for half of his teamís goals. His efforts garnered him a place on the Middlesex League All-Star first team.

Named captain of the hockey team his senior year, Seabury went on a scoring rampage with two five-goal games (Melrose and Winchester) and went down to the last game for the league scoring title, finishing second by one point. His efforts were rewarded with another Middlesex League All-Star berth and a Boston Record American All-Scholastic selection, one of just seven picked in the state by the paper.

In the spring, Seabury pounded out hits for the baseball team to finish with a .389 batting average, including a 4-for-5 game against Winchester in which he smashed a triple and a 3-for-5 game against Lexington that featured a home run.

After graduating from SHS, Seabury went to Northeastern University where he was named All-New England his junior year and was the leading scorer in the 1964 Beanpot Hockey Tournament. For the Huskies, Seabury notched 114 points on 65 goals and 49 assists over a three-year varsity career, currently ranking him among Northeasternís top twenty all-time scorers. In 1986 Seabury was named to the Northeastern University Hall of Fame.

In 1975 Seabury took over the reigns of the Stoneham High baseball program and led them to 7 Middlesex League Championships, 5 North Titles, 2 EMass Titles and a State Championship in 1995.

With a career baseball coaching record of 406 wins and 213 losses, he was inducted into the Massachusetts High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000.

Now retired from teaching, Seabury still lives in Stoneham with his wife Barbara and is the proud father of triplets Brian, Craig and Glenn as well as SHS Hall of Fame member Kristin Seabury Till.

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