"COMPETITOR WITH A VENGEANCE"
Coach Willie Schlarman calls Justin Seiter the greatest athlete he has ever coached. Pause for a moment
and grasp the magnitude of that statement. Coach Schlarman has coached a Freshmen Regional
Championship Team, a JV Regional Championship team and two varsity Regional Championship teams.
He has coached such individuals as Eric Glazer, Derrick Smith, and Jared Lorenzen. Yet, without
hesitation he cites Seiter as the greatest athlete he has ever coached. Quite an honor!!!
Unheralded Justin Seiter began his high school career in 1996, with his greatest claim to fame being that
he was Mustang Superstar Nathan Seiter's younger brother. Justin bypassed freshmen basketball and
played with the JVs. At first he played exclusively JV ball and was not a varsity factor until his sophomore
season when Coach Willie Schlarman arrived on the scene at Brossart High School. Coach Schlarman
recognized Justin's potenial to contribute to the success of the 97-98 team and inserted him in the lineup
as a power forward along with Nathan, Chris Hagedorn, Nick Moher, Curtis Bezold, Garrett Hadden and
Brian Macke. Justin blended well with that group and funcitoned as a seasoned veteran. In those early
years he was outwardly firey and competitive. There were times that "J" would become a victim of his own
hostility. Justin Seiter gained valuable experience which would pay off down the road when the 98 team
swept through the district and found themselves in the championship game of the 10th Region
Tournament. Although the Mustangs came up short that night versus Fleming County the table had been
set for what was to transpire later in his career.
On Green and White "Meet the Team" Night in 1998, Justin Seiter sustained a badly broken wrist which
would sideline him for the majority of his junior season. Justin returned to action just prior to the 1999 All
"A" Classic, and in the game with Paris was accountable for several late game turnovers which may have
been largely responsible for our losing the game. When the bus returned to school that night, before the
players left their seats, Coach Schlarman addressed the team, telling them that on that particular night
Justin Seiter may have cost his team a game and a chance to win the All "A" that year, but he would
stand firm behind his junior athlete and predicted that before his career ended Justin Seiter would come
through at some point in the future and win us a big game.
Coach Schlarman's edict that night turned out to be prophetic. On March 11th, 2000, with the score tied
and the clock running out in the 10th Regional Championship game vs Mason County, before an overflow
crowd in the Mason County Fieldhouse, Justin Seiter rewarded his coach's confidence in him by engaging
two Mason County defenders, taking an underhanded flip shot which bounced around the rim several
times before falling through, sending the Brossart Mustangs to Rupp Arena for their first State
Tournament just as time expired. Justin Seiter scored 28 points that night, demonstrating his ability to
take over a ballgame and his blatant refusal to lose. The next morning the Maysville Ledger-Independent
cited that the difference in the game was that one team had Justin Seiter and the other one didn't.
Number 35, Justin Seiter is Brossart High School's ninth leading all-time scorer with 1124 career points
despite missing most of his junior season. In comparing Nathan Seiter to Justin Seiter, Coach Schlarman
always comments that the major difference in the two was that Justin could guard Nathan, while Nathan
couldn't guard Justin.
Justin holds school records for most free thows attempted in a season (178) and most steals (117). In
2000 the Brossart Mustangs won their 20th game of the season on the floor of Rupp Arena, where they
defeated Graves County 47-40. Justin Seiter was named the Most Valuable Player on the 1999-2000
While Justin's notoriety may have come in basketball, baseball may well be his best sport. He batted .500
in 1999 and .511 in 2000 to lead Brossart during those seasons and led the Mustangs to the Regional
Championship Baseball game in 1999. He holds eleven individual Single Season Records - Most Hits
(59-99), Most Doubles (13-00), Most Home Runs (13-99), Most RBIs (59-99), Most Runs Scored (40-99),
Lowest ERA (1.05-99), Best Pitching Record (12-1 - 99), Most Innings Pitched (79.67-99), Most Strikeouts
(98-99), and Most Shutouts (4-99). His career marks include being 16-7 on the mound, with 179
strikeouts in 147 innings pitched with 13 complete games. He holds career school records for batting
average (.444 138-311), home runs (24), runs scored (108), RBIs (117), steals (38), doubles (26) and
triples (14). How good was this guy???
Justin Seiter won numerous awards in both baseball and basketball, including being featured on Channel
Nine's "Enquirer Prep Show." He earned a scholarship to play baseball at Morehead State University
where he played his freshman season. He transferred to NKU where he pitches for the Norse as a
sophomore and a junior. He was named the GVLC's Relief Pitcher of the Year in 2004. He developed
career-ending arm trouble as a senior.
The groom of Man O War once described his equine athlete as Da Mostest Hoss - In his four year career in
Brossart green whether it was on the mound, at the plate, or on the hardwood, Justin Seiter is our Da
Mostest Mustang, a fierce competitor who loved to win and would give no quarter to achieve his goals.
|Justin Seiter experiencing his "One Moment in Time"
hoisted upon the shoulders of his teammates after
hitting the winning shot in the biggest game of his life
with the score tied and no time left on the clock
|Justin Seiter's Famous Number 35 Jersey Was Retired On
December 20, 2009 when his former coach, Willie Schlarman was on
hand, only to be upset by the Mustangs 55-53.
|In 2005 Justin Seiter joined his brother Nathan in the 10th Region Hall of Fame.
He was inducted into the Northern Kentucky Athletic Directors' Hall of Fame in 2010 and the
Bishop Brossart Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.