Anthony Seibles ’23: MVP on and off the field

Plank Article Charley Taylor ’25

Anthony Seibles ’23 is known for his hard work and desire to uplift spirits and spread positivity to all those who meet him.

“[Anthony] is just accepting of everybody; he’s always just been that guy to make negative things positive and help everyone feel better and have a good time,” said Jagger Shaddix ’23. “[He] just understands right from wrong and has a really good heart.” 

Football has always been one of Anthony’s passions, and he has developed both as a player and a person through the game. Assistant Coach Jonathan Isaac has coached Anthony during his time at Jesuit and admires the hard work he demonstrates every day.  

“He’s dedicated to working hard, which is unique,” Coach Isaac said. “There’s always kids who work hard and who have talent, but kids who are fully committed to actually working hard all the time, doing the right thing, and making the right choices every single day are rare, and I think Anthony is a great example of one of those kids.” 

While he has received numerous accolades such as MVP of the 2022-2023 football season, first team all league, first team all-metro, and abundant praise for his athletic achievements, there is more that animates Anthony than his game on the field. 

“I want to be able to support and provide for my family, once I have my own family,” Anthony said. “I’m hoping to be an airplane technician as my first option, and just going from there, building on that, trying to see what I can do from there for myself and for my family.”

Anthony credits many people for contributing to his success today, and appreciates everything they have done for him.  

“My mom and my dad are the most impactful people in my life because they have taught me everything, and what is good and bad,” Anthony said. “On campus, Coach J, Coach Blanton, and Coach Morris, just to name three off the top of my head, have been very impactful to make me see football as a different game, and to see my whole life differently, and how to approach things differently.”     

Anthony’s presence in others’ lives, whether it is at school, or at home, is always felt. With his senior year coming to a close, his absence will be greatly felt at Jesuit.

“I’m really going to miss Anthony when he graduates,” Coach Isaac said. “He’s one of the most fun kids that I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach. It’s obvious to see that he will do great things when he grows up and goes to college, and beyond that. He’s a great dude, I’m excited to see what he does in the future, and I’m glad he was able to be part of my life.”