Mr. Ivan Seahorn BIO
A 6'5 225 pound linebacker from Benton Harbor, Michigan, Ivan Seahorn led a talented Central State University Marauder defense from 1975 to 1978. He earned the nickname "Ivan the Terrible" for his consistent play and the ability to deliver the big hit on opposing ball carriers. Seahorn possessed the speed to patrol sideline to sideline. His speed also allowed him to be tremendous in pass coverage.
Seahorn recorded three straight seasons of 100+ tackles. He finished his collegiate career with 373 tackles, 14 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, 6 interceptions, 1 interception touchdown return and 34 pass deflections. His accolades include being a Two-Time NAIA All-American, a Black College All-American a three time all NAIA District 22 selection and Jet-Magazine National Player of the week.
Upon graduation in 1979, Seahorn coached football on the collegiate level for 5 years as an assistant at CSU as well as Texas Southern University.
In 1987, Seahorn began what would become a highly decorated career in law enforcement when hired by Houston Independent School District, the first High School campus Police Department in the United States.
In 1993, Seahorn's work was featured in an NBC Nightly News Segment with Tom Brokaw.
In 1999, Seahorn was selected to serve as a Board Member for the Texas Commission on Mentoring and Community Service, an organization responsible for awarding 35 million dollars to eligible applicants each year. Seahorn was appointed to the position by former President George W. Bush, the Governor of Texas.
In 2003, Seahorn become the first African-American male to travel as a member of the Texas Member Trainers Program after being selected by Governor Rick Perry.
In 2008, the Harris County "Youth Advocate of the Year" award recipient.
Retiring from law enforcement in 2013, Seahorn remained heavily involved in the community as a minister,entrepreneur and community activist.
Seahorn currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife, Gladys.
The couple has four sons-Melvin, Ivan Jr. Keenan, Jarrod and three grandchildren-Mylee Keelan, Noah.