History

Paul "Wally" Seaver spent over 25 years coaching basketball at both the high school and youth level in Massachusetts. Wally began his coaching career at Milford High School in 1983, before taking over the varsity program at Franklin High School in 1988. He was the varsity head coach of the Panthers until 1999, stepping away from the high school level to take over the youth program in Milford. Wally served as the President of the Milford Amateur Basketball Association from 2001 to 2008 before moving back to the high school level prior to the start of the 2010-11 season.

Paul "Wally" Seaver spent one year as the junior varsity coach at Wellesley High School during the 2010-11 season. On the date of his final game, Wally was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He coached that final game, but was forced to step away due to his illness.

On Feb. 5, 2013, Paul "Wally" Seaver lost his two-year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, but it's his legacy and memory that lives on.

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Tournament History:

The 1st Annual "Wally" Seaver High School Invitational took place in July of 2012 when 16 high school boys basketball teams from three different states came together to raise money for ALS research. Milford defeated Brookline in the championship contest.

The 2nd Annual "Wally" Seaver High School Invitational took place in July of 2013 when 28 high school boys basketball teams from three different states came together to raise money for ALS research. Brookline defeated Catholic Memorial in the boys' large school championship, while Cohasset knocked off Ashland in the boys' small school title contest.

The 3rd Annual "Wally" Seaver High School Invitational took place in June of 2014 when 37 high school boys and girls basketball teams from four different states came together to raise money for ALS research. Mansfield defeated Bishop Feehan in the boys' large school championship, while Dedham knocked off Canton in the boys' small school title contest. Franklin took the girls' championship, defeating Milford (NH).

The 4th Annual "Wally" Seaver High School Invitational took place in July of 2015 when 65 high school boys and girls basketball teams from four different states came together to raise money for ALS research. Catholic Memorial edged the International Colonials in the boys' large school championship, while Dedham defeated Greater Lowell Tech to earn their second consecutive "Fight Forth" division title. On the girls side, Billerica took home the large school girls' competition, beating Franklin and Milford (NH) won the first ever "No Doubt" division championship.

The 5th Annual "Wally" Seaver High School Invitational took place in July of 2016 with 74 high school boys and girls varsity basketball teams from four different states coming together to raise money for ALS research. Mansfield took down the International Colonials in the D1 boys championship, while Attleboro erased a double-digit deficit to beat Foxboro in the D2 boys title game. Greater Lowell Tech avenged their final loss from 2015 by beating Sutton in the D3 boys championship game. On the girls side, Walpole earned their first "Wally" Seaver HS Invitational title at the D1 level, while Milford (NH) secured their second consecutive D2 girls championship with a win over Hamilton-Wenham.

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