July 19, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Former Holy Cross standout Tucker Frawley has been named an assistant coach at Yale University, as announced by Yale head coach John Stuper. Frawley, a 2006 Holy Cross graduate, replaces Glenn Lungarini, who left to take a job as the assistant principal and athletic director at Oxford High School.
"Glenn spent seven years with me and did a great job with our hitters. We're really going to miss him," Stuper said. "I'm thrilled to have Tucker on the staff. I remember him as a player. He was smart, tough and aggressive, and I'm looking forward to his bringing those qualities as a coach. He's a great addition."
"I certainly think it helps having a guy who's not too far removed from his playing days," Frawley said. "I bring different experience, and hopefully can share that experience from playing. I'll be doing a lot of learning on the job, too, but I'm ready for anything."
Frawley was a three-time team MVP and three-time All-Patriot League selection for Holy Cross. He earned All-New England honors twice and was the All-Northeast Region second baseman in 2006. Frawley is the Crusaders' all-time leader with 190 career hits.
"The fact that Tucker comes from an institution similar to Yale will help him relate to our guys," Stuper said. "I think that's another asset he brings to the job."
Frawley also played two seasons of professional baseball for the Worcester Tornadoes in the Can/Am League (2006) and Evansville Otters of the Frontier League (2007).
"I wanted to play as long as I could," Frawley said. "Now I just want to stay in the game. This is a great place to start with a great group of guys."