The 2016 season will be the fifth season for Tucker Frawley as John Stuper's associate head coach and ninth season overall on Coach Stuper's staff. His main duties at Yale include coaching the hitting corps, preparing the team defense and guiding the program's recruiting efforts.
During his nine seasons with the Bulldogs, 22 different positional players and 34 total players have earned All-Ivy recognition, including 2014 selections Cale Hanson (First Team - shortstop), Chris Lanham (Second Team), Cale Hanson (Second Team - pitcher), Richard Slenker (Second Team), Chris Moates (Honorable Mention) and Robert Baldwin (Honorable Mention). In 2013, the selections were Chris Piwinski (First Team), David Hickey (Second Team), Brent Lawson (Second Team) and Cale Hanson (Honorable Mention), as well as Ivy League Player of the Year Trey Rallis in 2011.
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, 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. His younger brother Casey was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 17th round of the 2009 MLB Draft.
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.”