Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2014 NHSCA Baseball Coach of the Year enjoys watching former player in Major League Baseball All-Star Game

by Jeff Fisher

by Jeff Fisher
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There will be lots of celebrating in Toms River, New Jersey today as Todd Frazier, fresh off his 2015 All-Star Home Run Derby win, returns to his hometown.  In addition to his family, you can be sure one of the people he’ll see will be his former high school baseball coach Ken Frank, who was the 2014 NHSCA National Baseball Coachof the Year.

Frank, who is the long-time head coach at Toms River South High School, said this about Frazier to the Asbury Park Press — "He's a Major League star, not just a Major Leaguer, which is hard to do.”

Frazier, who’s in his fifth major league season with the Cincinnati Reds, took a charter flight back to the Garden State with fellow New Jersey star Mike Trout of Millville High School, who was named the All-Star Game MVP Tuesday night.

Frazier, who was voted the National League’s starting third baseman by the fans, has slugged 25 home runs this season and is having what Franks considers an MVP-type season.

"Just knowing Todd, he found a way to get it done. He always has," Frank told the Asbury Park Press.  "Starting in the All-Star game meant a lot to him."

In 2002 and 2003, Toms River South High School and Frank won New Jersey Group III titles with Frazier as the team’s leader.

Frank is New Jersey’s all-time winningest baseball coach with 825 victories and counting.

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