Fran Fraschilla serves as a senior advisor for Babcock Hoops. Fraschilla’s extensive background and experience within the basketball world has provided him with unparalleled expertise of the game and makes him an invaluable asset to Babcock Hoops.
In addition to his role with Babcock Hoops, Fraschilla is an ESPN college basketball game and studio analyst. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 men’s basketball games, is a staple on ESPN’s coverage of the NIT and a regular on ESPN studio shows. Fraschilla also provides commentary for the NBA Draft, the FIBA Basketball World Cup and has covered the NBA and high school basketball.
Fraschilla coached at the collegiate level for 23 years, posting an overall record of 175-100. When he joined ESPN, he ranked as the 34th winningest active coach in men’s college basketball. His teams made eight postseason appearances in nine years, including three NCAA Tournaments (1993, 1995 and 1998).
From 1999-2002 Fraschilla was the head coach at the University of New Mexico where he guided the Lobos to the Mountain West Conference championship game and the third round of the NIT in 2001. Fraschilla was the head coach at St. John’s University from 1996-1998. In 1998, he led the Red Storm to the NCAA Championship for the first time in five years. He was the head coach from 1992-1996 at Manhattan College where his teams reached the postseason all four years, with two NCAA and two NIT appearances. In 1995, the team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship and Fraschilla was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, National Association Basketball Coaches District II Coach of the Year, Eastern Basketball Coach of the Year and Metropolitan Basketball Writers Coach of the Year.
Before becoming a head coach, Fraschilla worked as an assistant basketball coach for five schools, including Providence College, Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Rhode Island and New York Tech.
Fraschilla and his wife, Meg, reside in Dallas, Texas. Their two sons, James and Matt, both work in basketball, as well. James is a video associate for the Orlando Magic and Matt works as a video coordinator for the Villanova University basketball team.