Name: Josh Seamon
Teams I Coach: St. Johnsbury Academy Varsity Boys (HS Open), Black Ice (HS Open Club), RUSH (HS Girls Club), BUDA YCC Mixed
High School Team: I was lucky enough to play for Tiina Booth for two years at Amherst Regional in Amherst, MA.
Years Playing: 21
First heard of Ultimate: In 7th grade during gym class. We played on pretty large fields with end zones that had no back boundary. All I can really remember of those games is putting up backhand hucks no matter how close I was to the end zone.
Favorite Tournaments: Amherst Invitational (as a HS player), President’s Day (as a College player), Potlatch (as a Club player), St. Johnsbury Invitational (as a HS coach)
Notable Ultimate Accomplishments: As a coach: Founding boys and girls varsity teams at St. Johnsbury Academy, winning the VT State Champs in 2007 and 2012, winning the YCC Mixed division in 2012. As a player: Winning HS Nationals in ‘98. As an administrator: Being elected to the UPA’s Board of Directors, Founding the St. Johnsbury Invite
Ultimate Mentors and Role Models: Jethro Yu, Jim Pistrang, and Tiina Booth
What I do in the Ultimate community: I coach the St. Johnsbury Academy Ultimate teams, run VYUL, spend way too much time worrying about fields and prepping for the SJA Invite, meet fantastic people while running UPA Coaching Certification clinics, and create grand plans for the various youth club teams I build. I served for three years on the USA Ultimate’s Board of Directors, and I am now the Regional Youth Director for the Northeast. I continually recruit anything that breathes to play Ultimate. I also run TheUltiverse.com podcast.