Frank Seitz '84
Frank Seitz '84
Frank Seitz arrived at Stevenson in 1981 as a sophomore. Frank was team captain for boys tennis and held the #1 singles position as part of a three-time undefeated MTAL and CCS Region IV championship team. Undefeated in MTAL singles, he reached the CCS finals in doubles and was three times the all league singles and doubles champion. Frank was also a top ranked USTA Northern California junior player winning multiple Northern California Section singles and doubles titles and reached the singles finals of the Pacific Coast Nationals. He attended Santa Clara University and was team captain. He led the Broncos to the finals of the NCAA Division 1 West Coast Conference Tennis Championships in 1986. After four years as a starter, reaching the #2 singles and #1 doubles positions, he contributed over 100 singles and doubles victories graduating with honors in 1988. After SCU, he travelled to Europe and briefly competed in ITF Futures Pro Tennis Qualifying Events.
He joined the Pebble Beach Company in 1990 as club manager and head tennis professional, and later became club manager and tennis professional at the Carmel Valley Ranch Resort. He also served as a mentor and volunteer tennis instructor for the Boys and Girls Club of America. He is currently an 18-year veteran educator and is also in his 30th year as a high school tennis coach.
As I walked onto the Stevenson campus for the first time, I was in awe of the surroundings and tremendous opportunities before me. As a student, I was encouraged to explore a variety of academic, artistic, and athletic interests. Along the way, I encountered intelligent and compassionate teachers and coaches, as well as bright and creative classmates and talented and dedicated teammates.
Tennis, in particular, was an integral part of my life at RLS. Members of our team achieved success individually and collectively, both on and off the tennis court. More importantly, we established lifetime friendships and had the opportunity to shape a positive character through lessons learned from our teachers and through shared experiences and interactions with one another.
In retrospect, I was fortunate to be introduced to tennis, since it would lead to opportunities to travel the world, meet interesting people, compete as a junior, collegiate, and senior athlete, manage sports club operations, and ultimately become a secondary school educator and tennis coach.
The journey to this moment has been incredible and I am grateful to all who made it possible, namely my parents, extended family, teachers, coaches, physicians, colleagues and friends.
I consider it a tremendous honor to be recognized together with the outstanding inductees who, through their lifetime achievements, hope to inspire future generations of Stevenson Pirates.