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Buck Seeber – Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

Coach/Athlete, 1927-80
Multiple High Schools

Inducted: 1984

William “Buck” Seeber was a standout football player at Holy Cross High School in the late 1920s who went on to tremendous success as a high school football coach at multiple schools in the New Orleans area, including De La Salle, Francis T. Nicholls and Fortier, as well as Terrebonne High. He has the distinction of winning city and district football championships with four different high schools.

After playing for Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame coach Clark Shaughnessy at Loyola University, Seeber took a job as an assistant his alma mater Holy Cross from 1933-35. He then served as an assistant for five years at Warren Easton under Johnny Brechtel, another Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Famer, for five years before  building his own powerhouse football teams at Nicholls and Fortier. His 1944 Nicholls team shared the prep title and he captured the state title at Fortier in 1948.

In 1949, he took over the Terrebonne High School team. He directed the Tigers to the state championship game in 1952 and he also led the Terrebonne track teams to seven district titles and one state crown from 1949-59.

He returned to New Orleans in 1959, taking over the De La Salle program. He led the Cavaliers in the state championship game in 1961, dropping a 20-7 decision to Istrouma.

He retired from coaching in 1963 to take over as the executive director of the New Orleans Recreation Department – replacing Gernon Brown, yet another Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Famer.

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