PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Delaware Valley University out in Doylestown has been home to one of the better Division III men’s basketball programs in the region for the past several years.
The man largely responsible for that success, Casey Stitzel, recently left his gig as head coach to take over as the head man at Division II Millersville University.
This week Del Val announced that Mark Seidenburg had been chosen to take his place.
“My family and I are very excited to be a part of Delaware Valley University,” Seidenburg tells KYW Newsradio.
Listen to the entire interview with Del Val’s Mark Seidenburg:
Seidenburg spent the last four years as the associate head coach at Division III Messiah College and this job with the Aggies gives the 32-year-old a chance to come home.
“Grew up in Fox Chase,” Seidenburg says. “Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, so an opportunity to come back home, doing what I love to do, just made it a great fit for myself and my family.”
This will be Seidenburg’s first head coaching job and he takes over a team that went 20-7 last year and qualified for the Division III NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last six seasons. He doesn’t hesitate when asked about what his team’s style of play will be all about.
“Defend, rebound, run,” Seidenburg says. “That’s three things that we’re going to talk about being great at. We really need to put a staple of our program in as a defensive team. We want to get out and make sure that we’re a great rebounding team each night that we go out on the court. We want to play quick, we want to play fast, we want to play up tempo, we want to put pressure on the defense and get the ball up the court as quick as we can.”
Seidenburg’s first game as the head coach at Del Val will be November 15th against Immaculata.