Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
Trent Seaman is entering his first year as DCTC Head Baseball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. During the 2012-2013 season, he joined the Blue Knights men's baseball team as assistant coach and led them to the regional finals, losing to North Iowa Area Community College to go to the NJCAA Division II World Series. As a result of this tremendous run at the end of the year, DCTC had four players make the All-Region team and Trent was named Regional Manager of the Year. "Our team just bought into our philosophy of getting results out of their head and focusing on the process of getting better," he said. "They gave us great effort, energy, attention to detail and mental toughness. That is what we demand from all of our players here at DCTC."
Trent has had tremendous success at helping players move onto the next level in their baseball career. As President of the MNStarz Baseball Club, he sent over 250 kids to college all over the country, had 17 former players drafted in the last three years and had three former players drafted in the first round, sandwich round, and second round. With Trent's efforts, all but one DCTC baseball player found a place to play after their career at DCTC. "I think the 2013 graduating class set the standard for what DCTC baseball is all about. We had guys that would not accept anything but their best effort anytime they stepped onto the field. That's the type of player we recruit," Trent said. "We want our guys to give the best effort in everything they do while they are at DCTC. We have high expectations of our players, but we care more about what doors we can open up for them, the opportunities that can be created by becoming a DCTC Blue Knight, and most importantly how they mature into great young men, fathers, friends and employees.
Trent spent the last 10 years as president of the MNStarz Baseball Club. Perfect Game and the World Scout League named the MNStarz among the top 200 club teams in the country. His players have received scholarships to play baseball at colleges all over the country, such as Georgia Institute of Technology, Vanderbilt, University of Connecticut, Kansas State University, University of Minnesota, Notre Dame and University of San Diego. This is attributed to the relationships Trent has built with college coaches all over the country, the national schedule they played and, most importantly, the quality of players in the organization.
Trent currently resides in St. Louis Park, Minn. with his wife Amy and three children. He received his degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Head Assistant Coach
Nathan Schlieman began fall 2013 as the new assistant head coach for the Blue Knights men's baseball team. At the University of Utah, Schlieman served as the catching coach and assisted with the offense, baserunning and outfield, as well as the program's baseball camps. He then became the recruiting coordinator at Tarleton State Univeristy in Texas, where he directed the offense and led TSU to back-to-back conference tournaments for the first time in over a decade. In 2009, Schlieman brought in a top 25 recruiting class that led TSU to a berth in a regional tournament.
Schlieman previously coached the men's baseball team at Augsburg College and the Burnsville Junior Legion team. He led the Burnsville team to three consecutive state titles and a berth in the Babe Ruth World Series. Throughout his coaching career, Schlieman's offensive teams improved in nearly every statistical category and ranked among the top three in the conference for stolen bases, batting average and hits by pitches. In addition, he has impacted more than 50 professional players, 13 of whom he has coached directly. In the four years at collegiate level, Schlieman has coached one All-American, one All-Region, 17 All-Conference, seven players of the week and four All-Conference catchers.
Schleimen is a former Burnsville High School All-Conference athlete and played Division I baseball at the University of Utah before beginning his coaching career.
Volunteer Pitching Coach
Greg Lindsey is starting as DCTC's Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach. He has more than 20 years of coaching experience at various levels, to include Bella Vista High School, Missawa Jets in Japan, Eagan Traveling Baseball teams, Minnesota IceCats club team and the MNStarz club team. Greg has created and instructed baseball camps for players in the Twin Cities metro region, as well as, provided private instruction for hitting, fielding and pitching for several years.
Greg played high school baseball at Mesa Verde High School, Calif. He was a two-year started and led his team to #7 in NorCal his senior year, the highest rank in school history. After high school, Greg played middle infield for Sacramento State University. His college career ended after two shoulder injuries forced him off the field. While serving in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Missawa, Japan, Greg played on a traveling American all-star team that competed against other top amateur teams throughout Japan.
Greg lives in Eagan, Minn. with his wife, Vicki, and two children, Brett and Payton.