Fran Fraschilla

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Fran Fraschilla
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Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1958-08-30) August 30, 1958 (age 59)
Brooklyn, New York
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1996 Manhattan
1996–1998 St. John's
1999–2002 New Mexico
Head coaching record
Overall 176–99 (.640)
Accomplishments and honors
NCAA Division I Tournament appearances (1993, 1995, 1998)
NIT appearances (1994, 1996, 20002002)
MAAC regular season championships (1993, 1995)
MAAC Tournament championship (1993)
MAAC Coach of the Year (1995)

Francis John Fraschilla (born August 30, 1958) is an American basketball commentator and former college basketball coach.


Fraschilla was an assistant coach at Providence for current University of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes. He then served as head men's basketball coach at Manhattan College, St. John's University and the University of New Mexico before joining ESPN as a broadcast analyst. He currently serves as a game analyst, mostly on Big 12 action, and as a studio analyst for ESPN college basketball programming. He also covers the NBA Draft, focusing mostly on foreign players. His co-broadcaster on many Big 12 games previously was Brent Musburger. Fraschilla also serves as ESPN's analyst for its broadcasts of FIBA tournaments.

Personal life[edit]

Fraschilla's son, James Fraschilla, played for the University of Oklahoma men's basketball team and was nominated for the Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Award. His younger son, Matthew Fraschilla, is a senior playing basketball at Harvard University in 2016-17. Fraschilla's wife, Meg O'Connell Fraschilla, is a former publicist at the Southwest Conference and LSU.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Manhattan (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (1992–1996)
1992–93 Manhattan 23–7 12–2 1st NCAA First Round
1993–94 Manhattan 20–10 10–4 T-2nd NIT First Round
1994–95 Manhattan 26–5 12–2 1st NCAA Second Round
1995–96 Manhattan 17–12 9–5 3rd NIT First Round
Manhattan: 86–34 (.717) 43–13 (.768)
St. John's (Big East Conference) (1996–1998)
1996–97 St. John's 13–14 8–10 5th (BE6)
1997–98 St. John's 22–10 13–5 2nd (BE6) NCAA First Round
St. John's: 35–24 (.593) 21–15 (.583)
New Mexico (Mountain West Conference) (1999–2002)
1999–00 New Mexico 18–14 9–5 3rd NIT Second Round
2000–01 New Mexico 21–13 6–8 T-5th NIT Quarterfinal
2001–02 New Mexico 16–14 6–8 6th NIT First Round
New Mexico: 55–41 (.573) 21–21 (.500)
Total: 176–99 (.640)

      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


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