Two months after SUNY New Paltz coach Arlan Freeman was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year, Thomas Seay will take over as the new baseball coach for the Hawks, the school announced Thursday.

Seay brings three years of experience as an assistant at Virginia Wesleyan University, and he previously worked as an assistant coach and recruiting director at Marist College. He’ll lose 10 graduating seniors from a Hawks team that went 17-18 (9-8 SUNYAC) and won its first conference playoff win since 2001.