Justin Seely completed his sixth season with the Texas A&M baseball program as an assistant coach for Rob Childress in 2014.
Seely was named assistant coach in 2010 after spending the 2009 season as the Aggies’ volunteer assistant coach. He serves as the recruiting coordinator and works with the outfielders. In all four of his years with the program, Texas A&M has made trips to the NCAA Tournament while claiming three Big 12 titles and advancing to the 2011 College World Series. The 2011 trip marked Seely’s third time to the College World Series as a player and coach.
Last season, under Seely’s guidance the Aggies’ outfielders recorded 21 outfield assists while committing just 10 errors. Krey Bratsen earned All-SEC recognition as a junior.
In 2012, Seely’s outfield recorded eight assists while committing just eight errors. Tyler Naquin become the eighth A&M player to earn All-America accolades in multiple seasons and he was selected by the Cleveland Indians with the 15th overall pick in the first round.
The Aggie outfielders enjoyed a banner year in 2011 under Seely’s tutelage, as Naquin earned first team All-America and Big 12 Player of the Year accolades while Bratsen, a rookie centerfielder, was selected as a Freshman All-American.
He came to A&M after spending 2008 as an assistant coach at Texarkana College. Under former Aggie assistant Will Bolt, Seely was the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach. The Bulldogs led the league in multiple categories and finished third or better in hits, slugging percentage, doubles, on-base percentage and home runs. 10 NCAA Division I signees were produced out of his first and only signing class at Texarkana.
A starter on Nebraska’s first two College World Series teams, Seely spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons as a volunteer assistant at his alma mater. His extensive work with the Husker outfielders paid dividends in 2006, as three earned All-Big 12 honors.
Seely spent the two seasons prior to Nebraska as an assistant coach at Paris (Texas) Junior College for Head Coach Deron Clark. At Paris JC, he worked with the position players, helped run the team’s offense and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. In 2005, Paris Junior College had 11 players sign National Letters-of-Intent. Seely’s first full recruiting class helped produce the school’s most successful season in 50 years.
Seely also coached the Parkville (Mo.) Sluggers in 2003 of the M.I.N.K. League. For two summers, Seely coached the 17 and 18-year-old teams for Sam Carpenter’s Dallas Mustangs, one of the top Connie Mack programs in the country.
He served as the Huskers’ starting outfielder and designated hitter during his two years in the program, making 87 starts, hitting .355 with 11 home runs and 65 RBI at NU. His best season came in 2002, when he hit .320 with 19 doubles, seven home runs and 37 RBI in helping the Huskers return to the College World Series. Seely was best known for his grand slam in the decisive third game of the Super Regional against Richmond, a blast that sealed NU’s second straight trip to Omaha.
A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, Seely began his collegiate career at Northeast Texas Community College, where he was a two-year starter. Seely, who received his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Nebraska in 2003, is married to the former Tara Hill of Garland, Texas. The couple recently welcomed a new addition to their family, a son, Slade Andrew.