The 2017 season will mark Tucker Frawley’s tenth year at Yale University and sixth serving as John Stuper's Associate Head Coach. His main duties at Yale include coaching the infield and hitting corps, preparing the team defense, and guiding the program's national recruiting efforts.
In 2016, Frawley helped lead Yale to its first outright divisional crown in 21 years. Yale has now won or shared the Red Rolfe title two of the last three seasons (2014, 2016). His defensive tutelage helped guide the Bulldogs to the highest fielding percentage in the school history (.976), which also ranked in the top 30 nationally, and first in the Ivy League.
During his nine seasons with the Bulldogs, 26 different positional players and 39 total players have earned All-Ivy recognition, including 2016 selections Scott Politz (1st Team), Richard Slenker (2nd Team), Nate Adams (2nd Team), Harrison White (2nd Team), Andrew Herrera (Honorable Mention), and Tim DeGraw (Honorable Mention).
In 2010, Frawley helped lead Yale to one of the most productive offensive seasons in the program’s 150 year history. The Bulldogs hit .323 as a team (second all-time) and broke school records for home runs, hits, doubles and total bases. In addition to the team’s offensive achievements, Eli defenders recorded 45 double plays in 44 games -- also a school record.
A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Frawley graduated as the school's all-time leader in career hits in 2006. He was a three-time All-Patriot League selection at second base for the Crusaders, including a junior season in which he hit .409, ranking him 17th nationally. He is a three-time Hop Riopel Award recipient, an award given to the Crusaders' most valuable player, making him one of only two players to earn the distinction on three occasions. Frawley was named All-New England in both 2005 and 2006 and was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-Northeast Region team in 2006.
A New Haven native who attended the Hopkins School, Frawley signed professional contracts with the Worcester Tornadoes (CanAm League) in 2006 and the Evansville Otters (Frontier League) in 2007 before returning to the Elm City to begin his coaching career. He currently resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife Rose, son Brady, and daughter Betsy.
Stuper Says: "Tucker is one of the finest young baseball coaches I have ever been around. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious, as is his superior work ethic. I am extremely pleased to be working side by side with him.”