Fran Fraschilla

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Fran Fraschilla
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Biographical details
Born (1958-08-30) August 30, 1958 (age 61)
Brooklyn, New York
Alma materJames Madison High School, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996–1998St. John's
1999–2002New Mexico
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
2 MAAC regular season (1993, 1995)
MAAC Tournament (1993)
MAAC Coach of the Year (1995), Manhattan College Hall of Fame (2012), Basketball Oldtimers of America Hall of Fame (2019)

Francis John Fraschilla (born August 30, 1958) is an American basketball commentator and former college basketball coach.


Fraschilla was an assistant coach at University of Rhode Island for Jack Kraft, Ohio University for Danny Nee and Billy Hahn, Ohio State University for Hall of Fame Coach Gary Williams and Providence College for current University of Tennessee coach Rick Barnes. He then served as head men's basketball coach at Manhattan College, St. John's University and the University of New Mexico before joining ESPN as a broadcast analyst. He currently serves as a game analyst on Big Monday broadcasts, covering primarily Big 12 action, and as a studio analyst for ESPN college basketball programming. He also covers the NBA Draft, focusing mostly on foreign players. His co-broadcaster on many Big 12 games previously was Brent Musburger. Fraschilla also serves as ESPN's analyst for its broadcasts of FIBA tournaments.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, Fraschilla is the oldest of seven children. He attended James Madison High School (Brooklyn) and graduated from Brooklyn College. His son, James Fraschilla, played for the University of Oklahoma men's basketball team and was nominated for the Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Award. James is on the basketball staff of the Orlando Magic. His younger son, Matthew Fraschilla, played basketball at Harvard University and is currently on the basketball staff at Villanova University. Fraschilla's wife, Meg O'Connell Fraschilla, is a former publicist at the Southwest Conference and Louisiana State University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Manhattan Jaspers (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (1992–1996)
1992–93 Manhattan 23–7 12–2 1st NCAA Division I First Round
1993–94 Manhattan 20–10 10–4 T–2nd NIT First Round
1994–95 Manhattan 26–5 12–2 1st NCAA Division I Second Round
1995–96 Manhattan 17–12 9–5 3rd NIT First Round
Manhattan: 86–34 (.717) 43–13 (.768)
St. John's Red Storm (Big East Conference) (1996–1998)
1996–97 St. John's 13–14 8–10 5th (BE6)
1997–98 St. John's 22–10 13–5 2nd (BE6) NCAA Division I First Round
St. John's: 35–24 (.593) 21–15 (.583)
New Mexico Lobos (Mountain West Conference) (1999–2002)
1999–00 New Mexico 18–14 9–5 3rd NIT Second Round
2000–01 New Mexico 21–13 6–8 T–5th NIT Quarterfinal
2001–02 New Mexico 16–14 6–8 6th NIT First Round
New Mexico: 55–41 (.573) 21–21 (.500)
Total: 176–99 (.640)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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