FAIRFIELD, Connecticut (AP) – Fairfield women’s basketball coach Joe Frager announced on Tuesday that he will be retiring after this season, her 24th in college basketball and her 15th at Fairfield.
Frager, who also coached for nine years in Southern Connecticut, cited health reasons when announcing his retirement.
He starts the season with a career record 429-267, including 240-184 at Fairfield. He was 189-83 in Southern Connecticut and was named Division II National Coach of the Year in 2007.
“For 15 years, Joe Frager has been a model of integrity and commitment at the helm of women’s basketball at Fairfield, directing all aspects of its program in a first-class manner,” said athletic director Paul Schlickmann. in a press release. “He has built a culture that puts team and family first, sets high expectations for his student-athletes as campus citizens, and fosters their success in the classroom.
Frager is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. He spent 11 years as a high school coach, winning three state titles at Seymour High School.
Fairfield finished 11-5 last season and will start this season Nov. 9 at home against Brown.
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