Former DA Coach, Teacher Joe Seivold Joins National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Congrats to former Durham Academy Middle School teacher and varsity boys lacrosse and soccer coach Joe Seivold on his induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame last Saturday at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Photo of Joe Seivold and the other members of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame's 2020 class.

Photo courtesy of USA Lacrosse

Seivold was one three players in the eight-person class, which also included three coaches and two officials. The group is officially the Class of 2020, as it was announced in May 2020, but the ceremony wasn’t held last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A four-time All-American midfielder at UNC-Chapel Hill, Seivold helped lead the Tar Heels to the 1986 NCAA men's lacrosse championship. He was also a member of the 1986 world champion U.S. lacrosse team and was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference's 50th Anniversary Men's Lacrosse Team in 2002.

As DA’s varsity boys lacrosse coach from 1991–2004, Seivold’s teams won 10 state championships and compiled a 214–36 record. He also coached the varsity boys soccer team from 1991–1999, helping the Cavaliers to a 111–37–8 record and two state titles. Across both sports, he coached multiple All-Americans and set a standard for excellence that remains a presence at DA today. He was inducted into the DA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Seivold is currently serving as headmaster of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, a role he has held since 2011.

Joe Seivold and former UNC-Chapel Hill boys lacrosse coach Willie Scroggs

Photo courtesy of USA Lacrosse