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Susan Seaton
Susan Seaton

Head Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Coach

Alma Mater:
German College of Sport Science


Update on Women's Signees Includes Adding Two Recruits

Coach Seaton has signed a total of nine student-athletes for the 2014-15 season.


Women's Team Posts 3.34 Spring GPA

Seven student-athletes garnered GPA's of 4.0 this spring.


Seven Student-Athletes Signed by Women's Team

The women's team has signed seven student-athletes to the 2014 class and hopes to add more this spring.


Sprints and Jumps Excel on Final Day of Indiana Relays

The men's and women's teams combined to record 13 top-eight finishes at the Indiana Relays.


Cincinnati Posts Nine Personal Records at 'National Meet of the Week'

A number of UC athletes moved into the top three of the American standings in their specific event, including Kyle Kubera, Je'Rica Sanders, Kenya Woodall and Oliver Book.


UC Student-Athletes Recognized at Ohio Statehouse

UC's 2013 BIG EAST Champions were recognized during the June 26 House of Representatives session at the Ohio Statehouse


Rod McCravy Indoor Invitational

Action Photos

Seaton feature in UC Magazine

Susan Seaton enters her fifth season as UC's women's track and field/cross country head coach after first serving as an assistant coach from 2004-08 and interim head coach during the 2008-09 season.

She has quickly elevated the UC program through a team-oriented and family-focused philosophy that has seen UC perform at record-breaking levels on the track while setting new standards for academic achievement.

During hertenure, the team has set 23 school records,won nine BIG EAST Conference individual or relay titles, sent 36 athletes to the NCAA Regional Outdoor Championships, qualified 10 student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, andproduced three All-Americans.

In 2012, she led the women's teams to their best-ever performances in the BIG EAST Championships, finishing second indoor and fourth outdoor. At the indoor championship, UC won four individual titles and swept the awards with Kathy Klump being named Most Outstanding Track Performer and Jasmine Cotton being tagged the Most Outstanding Field Performer. Klump and Cotton each went on to be named All-Americans in the 800-meter run and pentathlon.

The Bearcats success continued outdoors with two additional conference crowns. A total of 12 athletes participated at the NCAA First Round with four advancing to the NCAA Championships. Klump became a two-time All-American in the 800 meters, while three other Bearcats earned honorable mention All-America honors.

Seaton serves as UC's throws coach and has helped her throwers etch their names in the school records book. She aided her student-athletes in garnering 10 of the 12 possible school records.

Three of Seaton's UC throwers have earned individual conference titles: Steve Kahle, shot put; Jo Young, hammer throw; and Brian Zimmerman, javelin. Additionally, Ian Jarman won the 2008 Penn Relays title in the hammer throw, and Emelie Larsson (javelin) and Frida Akerstrom (shot put) have each won Swedish National titles.

Off the track, the UC women's program has earned U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team Awards in cross country and track and field for the last three seasons, with a program high 3.64 GPA by the women's cross country team in 2009, ranking them 18th in the country amongst all Division I institutions. UC also named 11 individuals to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team after reaching NCAA regional or NCAA preliminary qualifying marks in their respective events while posting GPA's greater than 3.25. The Bearcats also do countless volunteer service hours in the community with organizations like Girls on the Run, the local veteran's hospital, Operation School Bell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank as well as mentoring at various local schools.

Career Coaching Accomplishments:
National Champions: 2 (Sweden)
All-Americans: 6
Academic All-Americans: 33
NCAA Finals Participants: 14
NCAA Regional/Preliminary Participants: 33
NCAA Team Finishes Top 20: 14
NCAA Team Finishes Top 10: 10
NCAA Team Finishes Top 5: 4
Conference Team Titles: 15
Individual Conference Champions: 22
School Records: 37

Before joining the Bearcats Seaton spent six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin and three years as an assistant at Northern Arizona University. During that time Seaton mentored five All-Americans, 16 conference champions, and nine NCAA qualifiers and was part of 15 conference championship team titles and 10 NCAA Top 10 teams.

A native of Saalfeld, Germany, Seaton earned her bachelor's degree from the German College of Sports Science in 1991 and a master's in exercise science from the University of Leipzig in 1994. Seaton was a standout athlete for the East German junior track and field team and competed for her German club team SC Motor Jena from 1984-87. She has competitive experience in the javelin, discus, shot put, multi events, high jump, long jump, hurdles and cross country. At the prime of her career she was a javelin specialist and took third place at the 1989 East German amateur national championships and finished in second place at the 1986 national club championships.

Seaton has earned Level I and Level II USA Track and Field coaching education certifications, is a graduate of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy and a member of the Alliance for Women Coaches. In the fall of 2010, Seaton was selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Track and Field / Cross Country Committee and recently had her term extended to June 2015. In addition to her committee responsibilities, Seaton has also been a speaker on the topic of throwing events, jumping events and training theory at major coaching clinics throughout the United States.

Susan and her husband, Robert, who reside in College Hill, are parents to Patrick and Aidan.

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    UC's defense makes statement in latest scrimmage

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    Growing as a Player, Beaming as a Father

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    Denver Post

    Mike Bohn eager to point Cincinnati Bearcats in right direction as AD

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    No. 7 Bearcats have highest ranking in 10 years

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    How Sean Kilpatrick willed UC past Louisville and back into the nation's consciousness

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    UC staves off Temple to stay perfect in AAC

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    UC looks to 15-year sports admin vet Reed-Francois for interim AD

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    No. 15 Cincinnati stomps UCF, wins 11th straight

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    Bearcats take down USF 61-54, win 10th straight

    USA Today

    Why Cincinnati is not a team to sleep on

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    UC's goal: win them all at home

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    Report: Colleges doing poorly at hiring women coaches

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    Randolph named AAC Player of the Week

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    UC women's basketball knocks off Ohio State

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    Belk Bowl: UC vs. UNC


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    USA Today

    Cincinnati holds off Memphis for third straight


    Cincinnati's Mark Barr out of hospital

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    Furman and Cincinnati men go nose-for-nose in College Goal of the Week

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    Green seizing his moment for the Bearcats

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    Bearcats' Jermaine Lawrence is new breed of forward

    UC Magazine

    Hostility to Hope: Feature on Men's Soccer Player John Manga

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    Bearcats' Jermiah Davis III fights to be remembered

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    Bearcats' Justin Jackson goes from energizer to example

    The News Record

    Cronin excited for new group

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    UC Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick: 'It's the season now'

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    Bearcats basketball will have fresh look

    The News Record

    UC Looks to RetainVictory Bell for Eighth Consecutive Season

    Miami Herald

    Kay Ready to Lead Bearcats into Rivalry Game

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    New practice setup could benefit UC basketball

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    Cincinnati Rolls Past Purdue

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    Bearcats defense puts up dominant effort

    American Athletic Conference

    2013 Team Previews: Cincinnati Bearcats

    Sports Illustrated

    Bowl projections: Cincinnati vs. North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl

    Cincinnati Business Courier

    Bearcats sell out football opener against Purdue

    Cincinnati Enquirer

    Depth at defensive line still strong for Bearcats

    Bleacher Report

    Cincinnati Bearcats Football 2013 Team Preview

    UC Voted 2nd

    Coach Tuberville and his players discuss their reactions to being voted to finish 2nd in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference

    QB Timetable

    Coach Tuberville discusses his timetable to choose a starting QB with The Cincinnati Enquirer

    Thompkins at Patriots' Training Camp

    Former UC wide receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, impressed many at Patriots' training camp 

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas

    World University Games

    Sean Kilpatrick talks about his experience overseas 

    Nippert Renovation Plan

    The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at the Nippert Stadium Project

    Cincinnati football's 'Crocodile Dundee'

    A former professional rugby player from Australia joins the Bearcat football team

    2013 Preseason 'Watch List' 

    Several Cincinnati Bearcats make 2013 national 'watch list'

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    Young Cincinnati Team Looks to Improve in 2013 Amidst New Conference Setting

    ESPN Blog

    Cincinnati to play Pitt in December

    Former Bearcat Herman Qualifies for U.S. Open

    USA Today

    BearcatsTV Gets National Attention from USA Today's For the Win

    Cincinnati Bearcats Baseball Earns Top Honors in Videobombing

    The Washington Post

    Cincinnati Bearcats Do the Best Postgame Interviews

    Fox Sports

    Bearcats Rock Postgame Interviews

    Cincinnati Bearcats Revolutionize the Post Game Interview


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