Boston High School: Paul Seaver

Milford High School has tapped Canton assistant Paul Seaver as its next head coach of the boys basketball program.

Ryan Lanigan of Hockomock Sports was the first to report the news.

Seaver, 24, is a 2007 graduate of Milford High, and has spent the last three seasons as a varsity assistant at Canton High under his good friend Ryan Gordy. Last season, the Bulldogs went 13-7, their most successful campaign in nearly two decades.

He takes over for Jason Potty, who resigned recently after one disappointing 4-16 season. A season ago, in 2013-13, the Scarlet Hawks captured their first MIAA Division 1 Central title in 15 years, snapping St. John's five-year run as district champs in a thrilling final at WPI's Harrington Auditorium. Long-time head coach Steve Manguso resigned from the Milford post following the season.

Seaver's father, the late Paul "Wally" Seaver, started his coaching career at Milford High, as a JV coach, before heading Franklin High for a decade. Wally died in February 2013 after a two-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Paul has since operated the popular Wally Seaver High School Invitational basketball tournament each summer, with all proceeds going to ALS research.

According to Lanigan, Seaver -- who turns 25 next week -- will be the youngest head coach in the Hockomock League next season.

First annual 'Wally' Seaver Invitational schedule

July, 9, 2012
Milford resident Paul Seaver sends along information regarding the first annual Paul "Wally" Seaver Invitational, a 16-team basketball tournament named for his father and in support of his ongoing fight with ALS.

Wally spent over 20 years coaching basketball at both the high school and youth levels in Milford, Wellesley, and Franklin. In February of 2011, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The 16-team, two-day tournament is comprised of high school squads and will take place at both Milford High School and Milford Middle School East on July 21-22.

Proceeds from the event go towards the fight against ALS. Below are the pool play groupings ancd schedule for the tournament:

Group A (all games at Milford High School):
Rocky Hill (Conn.)

Group B (all games at Middle School East):

Group C (all games at Milford High School):
Mount St. Charles (R.I.)

Group D (all games at Middle School East):

Saturday, July 21:
8 a.m.: Franklin vs. Uxbridge (Milford High School)
8 a.m.: Sutton vs. Ashland (Middle School East)
9 a.m.: Milford vs. Dedham (Milford High School)
9 a.m.: Wellesley vs. Lunenburg (Middle School East)
10 a.m.: Rocky Hill vs. Hopedale (Milford High School)
10 a.m.: BMR vs. Wachusett (Middle School East)
11 a.m.: Franklin vs. Framingham (Milford High School)
11 a.m.: Lunenburg vs. Ashland (Middle School East)
Noon: Rocky Hill vs. Dedham (Milford High School)
Noon: Canton vs. Brookline (Middle School East)
1 p.m.: Framingham vs. Mount St. Charles (Milford High School)
1 p.m.: Wellesley vs. Sutton (Middle School East)
2 p.m.: Milford vs. Hopedale (Milford High School)
2 p.m.: Wachusett vs. Canton (Middle School East)
3 p.m.: Uxbridge vs. Mount St. Charles (Milford High School)
3 p.m.: Brookline vs. BMR (Middle School East)

Sunday, July 22:
8 a.m.: Franklin vs. Mount St. Charles (Milford High School)
8 a.m.: Wellesley vs. Ashland (Middle School East)
9 a.m.: Framingham vs. Uxbridge (Milford High School)
9 a.m.: BMR vs. Canton (Middle School East)
10 a.m.: Milford vs. Rocky Hill (Milford High School)
10 a.m.: Wachusett vs. Brookline (Middle School East)
11 a.m.: Hopedale vs. Dedham (Milford High School)
11 a.m.: Lunenburg vs. Sutton (Middle School East)

Semifinal Round (must win Group to advance to round):
12:30 p.m.: Group A Champion vs. Group C Champion (Milford High School)
12:30 p.m.: Group B Champion vs. Group D Champion (Middle School East)

Championship Round:
2:15PM: Winner of Group A/Group C vs. Winner of Group B/Group D