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Lucy Seaberry
Hometown: Cleveland, MS
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Coach Lucy Seaberry is a legendary versatile championship coach for basketball, track, and cross country at East Side High in Cleveland. Lucy is a native of Cleveland who was the best female athlete and outstanding track runner at East Side upon graduation in 1964. She played basketball and ran track at Coahoma Junior College and Delta State, where she received her degree in 1968. Coach Seaberry entered the coaching ranks in 1968 and spent all 31 and a half years in her teaching profession at East Side, where she guided the Lady Trojan hoops team to 11 District titles, 4 major tournament titles (Grenada and JPS tourneys), 5 conference crowns, 4 North state titles, 2 state runner-up finishes, and state championships in 1979 and 1995. Her 1994-95 squad was ranked as the no. 1 girls’ basketball team in the state. She also led the Trojans to the state track championship in 1985 and 1986. Her 1995-96 and 1997-98 East Side girls basketball, track, and cross country teams all claimed district championships. Overall, her Lady Trojans basketball teams had a record of 722-160. She received a National Coaches Day Award in 1978 and was named coach of the year on 3 occasions by the Jackson Clarion Ledger, the Bolivar Commercial, and the Coaches Care Honor Roll by Gatorade.Lucy served as an All-Star coach in 1989. She is a three decade plus member of the MAC, the MAE, the WBCA, and East Side Professional Affairs organizations, and also received honors from the Youth to Youth organization along with an Unselfish/Unrelentless Dedicated Services Award. Coach Seaberry was honored for 20 years of outstanding coaching in 1990 and 700 career wins in 1997. She served as a clinic speaker at Mississippi Valley State, Delta State, Ole Miss, and the Florida Lady Gators hoops camps. The road leading to East Side High school is named in her honor as “Lucy Seaberry Boulevard.”