Frawley at a pre-season match in March 2017
|Date of birth||8 September 1963|
|Place of birth||Ballarat, Victoria|
|Original team(s)||Bungaree FC|
|Height||191 cm (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||95 kg (209 lb)|
|1984–1995||St Kilda||240 (13)|
|Representative team honours|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1995.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Daniel Patrick Frawley (born 8 September 1963) is a former Australian rules footballer and football commentator with Fox Sports. He previously coached the Richmond Football Club between 2000 and 2004. He is the nephew of Collingwood player Des Tuddenham and the uncle of current Hawthorn Football Club player James Frawley. Frawley currently serves at the St Kilda Football Club as a specialist defence coach on a part-time basis.
Recruited from Ballarat, after attending St Patrick's College, Ballarat, where he was a potato farmer which led to his nickname of Spud, Frawley initially played as a forward but soon became a renowned full-back. He was the longest serving captain of the St Kilda Football Club and enjoyed a career from 1984–1995. He was inducted into the Saints' hall of fame in 2007.
Frawley became the senior coach of the Richmond Football Club in 2000. In his first year Richmond just missed out of the finals by finishing ninth. In 2001 he took the Tigers into the finals where, in the preliminary finals, they were eliminated by the Brisbane Lions who were the eventual premiers. In 2002, however, Richmond struggled and finished 14th. This continued in 2003 when, after a six wins and two losses start to the season, they lost 13 of their next 14 matches and finished 13th.
Richmond kept struggling and finished 16th (the "wooden spoon" position) in 2004. Midway through the season, Frawley announced that he would resign at the end of the season. Richmond lost their last 14 matches of the season.
Since leaving coaching, Frawley has been a special comments man for Triple M. In June 2006, he coached a winning Victorian State of Origin side in the E. J. Whitten Legends Match and became the chief executive of the AFL coaches association.
Frawley is married to Anita Frawley, who was a host of the Fox Footy Channel's Living with Footballers show. They have three daughters. His brother, Tony Frawley, is the CEO of AFL Northern Territory, the governing body of the Northern Territory Football League competition.
Frawley is a commentator for Fox Footy and is the co-host of Bounce with Jason Dunstall and Cameron Mooney, as well as a part of the 1116 SEN Footy team on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. He has also been involved with Channel 9.
- "St Kilda Football Club Coaching Staff". saints.com.au. St Kilda Football Club. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- Saints Hall of Fame list
- Robinson, Mark (14 April 2009) Former Richmond coach Danny Frawley feels Terry Wallace's pain
- Triple M team
- Sporting Life; The Age; 16 July 2003
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