Head Coach: Georgia State University
Georgia State Head Coach Greg Frady
Greg Frady was named head coach of the Georgia State Panthers in June of 2006, replacing veteran head coach Mike Hurst who took a position as an Assistant Athletic Director in the Panthers Athletic Department. Greg Frady is fresh off of a summer that saw him lead the German National Team to the European Championship (B-Pool).With Frady at the helm Germany dominated the tournament, outscoring its opponents by a combined 122-7 in six games. They scored 23 or more runs four times and batted an astounding .456 for the tournament including 21 HR's. The pitching was equally as impressive, posting a 0.82 ERA for the tournament.
Frady returns to the Panthers' coaching staff for his third season. He returns after coaching the German National Team for a third straight summer. In July 2006, Frady brought the team to Georgia for competition against Team USA and several Georgia Collegiate (summer) League teams. In July 2005, he led the German National Team to a fourth place finish at the 2005 European Baseball Championships earning them a spot in the 2007 World Cup in Chinese Taipai. The German National Team had finished no higher than 7th in the past three championships, placing 12th in 2003, 7th in 2001, and 10th in 1999.
In the summer of 2004, Frady led the Germans to the European Championship (B-Pool). With Frady at the helm Germany dominated the tournament, outscoring its opponents by a combined 122-7 in six games. They batted an astounding .456 for the tournament, and the pitching was equally as impressive, posting a 0.82 ERA for the tournament.
Prior to coaching the German National Team, Frady had served as the Head Assistant Coach at the University of Central Florida. The Golden Knights were ranked in the top 25 nationally in each of the seven seasons Frady was involved in the program, and collected six A-Sun Championships in that span (3 regular season and 3 tournament).
Coach Frady also was the head coach at North Florida Community College where he was able to break the school record for wins in a season four times in six years. Greg started his coaching career at Columbus State University where he served as an assistant for three years before helping lead the Cougars to the Division II NCAA World Series and was named interim coach in the summer of 1990.
Overall, his impressive resume includes 232 wins as a head coach, 305 wins as a Division I assistant head coach. He has recruited and coached 18 Division I All-Americans and 63 of his former players have been drafted and signed contracts into professional baseball, including three big leaguers: Aaron Fultz with the Minnesota Twins, Mike Maroth with the Detroit Tigers, and Essex Sneed with the New York Mets.
In addition to his successes as a coach, Greg has kept busy off the field with various endeavors. He has served as the President of the Rotary Club in Madison, Fla., and performed as the featured speaker at many events. He has also had an article on recruiting published in a national magazine.
Collegiate Playing Career
Frady played for Troy State, helping them reach the NCAA Division II World Series two times. In 1986, his team won the National Championship and was later named the best Division II team of all-time at the 1997 D-II World Series.
A native Georgian, Frady was born in Ellijay, Ga., and graduated from Gilmer High School in 1981. He was named the Most Valuable Player on both the basketball and baseball teams his senior year.
Greg went on to earn his bachelors degree in physical education from Troy State in 1987, and earned a masters degree in administration while coaching at Columbus State University.
Greg and his wife Rhonda have been married for 19 years. They have two children, Bailey, 14, and Riley, 11.