Greg Frady

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Greg Frady
Greg Frady 2014.jpg
Frady in 2014
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Georgia State
German National Team
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Record 253–204 (.554)
Biographical details
Born (1962-12-02) December 2, 1962 (age 52)
Ellijay, Georgia, United States
Alma mater Troy University
Playing career
1984–1987 Troy Trojans
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988-1989
1990–1996
1997–2003
2005-2006
2004-present
2007-present
Columbus State(grad. asst.)
North Florida Community College
Central Florida (asst.)
Georgia State(asst.)
German National Team(manager)
Georgia State
Head coaching record
Overall 440-316-1 (.582)
Tournaments NCAA: 0-2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship appearances (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
1 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship (2009)
1 NCAA Regional appearances (2009)

Greg Frady (born December 2, 1962)[1] is an American college baseball coach, the head coach of the Georgia State Panthers baseball team since the start of the 2007 season and general manager of the German National team. Frady was the head coach at North Florida Community College from 1990–1996. Before serving as North Florida Community College head coach, Frady played for Troy from 1984–1987. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Columbus State University. From 1997–2003, he served as an assistant at Central Florida before being hired as an assistant coach at Georgia State in 2004. He became general manager for the German National Team in 2004 and head coach at Georgia State in 2007.

German National Team[edit]

Since becoming manager for the German National Baseball Team, the team has gone from having to qualify to enter tournaments to being ranked 17th in the world rankings.[2] While coaching in Germany, Frady has recruited players from the nation to play for the Georgia State Panthers team, as well as inviting Dirk Fries, assistant coach to him on the German team and coach of the München-Haar Disciples, to Atlanta for a week to gain insite into American baseball coaching techniques.[3] Frady was hired by the team in 2004, leading them through the 2004 European Championships.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

North Florida Community College[edit]

After completing his graduate program at Columbus State University, Frady was hired by North Florida Community College to serve as head coach where he racked up a record of 187-112.[5] During his time at NFCC, he served as Rotary Club president in Madison, Florida.[5]

Georgia State[edit]

Frady began his career at Georgia State in 2004, working as an associate coach under former head coach Mike Hurst. After Hurst's retirement, Frady was promoted to head coach where he racked up a record of 228-173-1 over his first 7 years. This represents the second most wins in Georgia State History, shadowed only by Mike Hurst's 293 wins.[5] During his tenure, the Panthers won their first conference tournament championship, taking them to the NCAA regional tournament for the first time ever.[6] The 39 wins made that season also represented the record for most wins in a season.[5] During the 2010 season, his Panthers led the nation in runs per game, and during the 2011 season, the Panthers made a school-record ERA.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Frady's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[5][7][8]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgia State (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–2013)
2007 Georgia State 26–32 15-15 6th CAA Tournament
2008 Georgia State 33-23 12-17 7th
2009 Georgia State 39–22 12–9 2nd NCAA Regional
2010 Georgia State 34–23-1 17-6-1 2nd CAA Tournament
2011 Georgia State 37–21 17–13 4th CAA Tournament
2012 Georgia State 24-31 14-16 7th
2013 Georgia State 35–21 14–13 5th
Georgia State (Sun Belt Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Georgia State 25-31 11-19 T-8th
Total: 253-204–1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Frady". BaseballCamps.com. America's Baseball Camps. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Roberson, Doug (June 21, 2013). "GSU's Frady helps with growth of German baseball". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ga State Coach Greg Frady Brings German Baseball Talent to Atlanta". Welcome to Germany.info. German Missions in the United States. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Veteran Greg Frady Hired as Assistant Head Baseball Coach". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2004-07-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "#10 Greg Frady". GeorgiaStateSports.com. Georgia State University. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Georgia State Panthers Baseball". GeorgiaStateSports.com. Georgia State University. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Conference Standings". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Conference Standings". d1baseball.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.