The 2018 season will mark Tucker Frawley’s eleventh year at Yale University and seventh 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 2017, Frawley’s coaching and recruiting efforts helped lead Yale to the Ivy League Championship, its third divisional crown in four years (Red Rolfe 2014, 2016, & 2017), and a program-record 34 victories. Eli hitters enjoyed one of the most productive seasons in school history, leading the Ivy League in runs (356), hits (510), doubles (107), homeruns (41), RBI (318), and walks (174). On the defensive side of the ball, Yale defenders once again led the Ivy League in fielding percentage (.973) after boasting the highest fielding percentage in the school history in 2016 (.976) which also ranked in the top 30 nationally.
During his ten seasons with the Bulldogs, 33 different positional players and 47 total players have earned All-Ivy recognition, including 2017 selections Benny Wanger (1st Team), Richard Slenker (2nd Team), Tim DeGraw (2nd Team), Harrison White (2nd Team), Simon Whiteman (2nd Team), Griffin Dey (Honorable Mention) and Alex Stiegler (Honorable Mention).
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.”