Brother Rice hires Bobby Frasor

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Bobby Frasor was named boys basketball coach at Brother Rice Friday.

“There are dreams and goals I have for Brother Rice,” said Frasor. “You can win some games here. I know it won’t necessarily happen in my first season but there is a solid foundation to build from.”

Frasor starred with the Crusaders from 2001 to 2005. He was Catholic League Player of the Year his senior season and went on to play at North Carolina.

“I never really thought about coaching when I was in high school but it’s something I thought a lot about in college,” said Frasor.

Frasor played professionally in Europe before joining Alabama-Birmingham as Director of Basketball Operations for two seasons.

Frasor did not apply for the Brother Rice job when it opened up last year.

“I thought about it but I had only been at UAB one year at that point,” said Frasor. “When Ricky (Harrigan) got it I was happy for him. I know him and his brothers.”

The Crusaders were 26-32 in Harrigan’s two seasons. He took over for legendary coach Pat Richardson, who coached both Frasor and Harrigan. Richardson was 433-232 in 24 seasons.

“Coaching had always been in the back of my mind the past few years,” said Frasor. “It’s fun because (Richardson) has obviously built a great program, there is a lot of history and tradition here. I’d like to take it a step further.”

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