A winner of seven conference championships at the collegiate level as both a player and coach, Brad Frick has helped develop infielders and outfielders in the Florida Atlantic program whose skills have been recognized for conference honors. These players have also caught the attention of professional scouts, who have recommended the players for selection in the Major League Baseball Draft and signing free agent contracts.
Frick has been a key catalyst in FAU ranking among the league leaders in double plays turned during his four seasons on the coaching staff. He has helped guide the Owls to Sun Belt Conference titles in 2010 and 2012 with a trip to the NCAA Gainesville Regional in 2010.
Four infielders have been selected or signed free agent contracts in the Major League Baseball Draft during Frick's four seasons: Travis Ozga (2009), Raymond Church and Nick DelGuidice (2011) and Kyle Newton (2012).
Frick joined the FAU coaching staff in 2009 after serving as an assistant coach at Bethune-Cookman University during the 2008 season. The Wildcats had the second-best record in school history and won their 11th Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) championship.
Bethune-Cookman's qualification to the 2008 NCAA regional tournament was Frick's third with the program. He was honored as a first team All-MEAC infielder at Bethune-Cookman as a player from 2003-04, helping the Wildcats win back-to-back league championships.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Frick remained in Florida to join the coaching staff at Daytona Beach Community College in 2005. It is a college he attended and earned all-conference recognition as a player prior to attending Bethune-Cookman.
Frick's accomplishments were exceptional as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Daytona Beach CC from 2005-07. The Falcons won three consecutive Mid-Florida Conference championships and also excelled in the classroom, posting a collective 3.0 or higher grade point average in each of those seasons. In 2007, Frick assisted in helping Daytona's student-athletes post a 3.49 team GPA, drawing national praise from the NJCAA as its "Academic Team of the Year."
Frick's coaching experience also includes working with the nationally recognized Florida Collegiate Summer League in 2004 and 2005, serving as an assistant coach with the Daytona Beach Barracudas.
Frick earned his bachelor's degree in physical education and recreation from Bethune-Cookman in December 2006. He is nearing completion of a master's degree from the college in transformative leadership.