Sept. 26, 2008
BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University has added Brad Frick to its baseball coaching staff. A winner of six conference championships at the collegiate level as both a player and coach, Frick will focus on the development of FAU's infielders and outfielders as the program's defensive coordinator.
"His enthusiasm for the game is unmatched," said John McCormack, FAU head baseball coach. "He will be a tremendous asset to the position players."
Frick comes to FAU from Bethune-Cookman University where as an assistant coach in 2008 he helped the perennial Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) champion Wildcats to the program's second-best record in school history and 11th league title in 13 years.
Bethune-Cookman's berth into NCAA Regional Tournament play in 2008 was Frick's third with the program. Frick 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 MEAC Championships.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Frick remained in Florida to join the coaching staff at Daytona Beach Community College in 2005, a school he attended and earned all-conference recognition as a player at prior to attending Bethune-Cookman.
Frick's accomplishments were exceptional as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Daytona Beach CC from 2005-07. Not only did the Falcons win three consecutive Mid-Florida Conference championships, but the team held a collective G.P.A of 3.0 or higher in each of his three seasons as assistant coach. In 2007, Frick assisted in helping Daytona's student-athletes post a 3.49 team G.P.A., 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 (FCSL) in 2004 and 2005, serving as an assistant coach with the Daytona Beach Barracudas in 2004 and the team's pitching coach in 2005.
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 Bethune-Cookman in transformative leadership.