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West names football coach

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By Staff Report

 West Brunswick High School Principal Brock Ahrens has recommended to the Brunswick County Board of Education that Scott Frazier be the school’s next head football coach.

"I feel that coach Frazier will be an instant fit into our athletic program and into our faculty,” Ahrens said. “We are excited to have him join us.”

Frazier has coached at Western Carolina University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Presbyterian College and Elon University.

His high school experience includes assistant coaching positions at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Southwest Guilford High School in Greensboro and Providence High School in Charlotte, where he was the offensive coordinator. Frazier also was a head football coach at Walter Williams High School in Burlington.

“I think Scott is going to be a great fit for our school and our community,” said Jimmy Fletcher, West athletics director. “His high school background will allow him to hit the ground running and his college connections will help our kids in getting to the next level.”

Fletcher had hoped to name a coach in early April, but his first choice declined the job offer.

Frazier was an assistant coach at Providence, a Class 4A team, the past two years. Providence was 2-8 in 2011 and 5-6 in 2012. The head coach, Randy Long, was dismissed in March after a nine-season record of 58-50.

Frazier was head coach at Williams High School, his alma mater, for three years, 2008-2010. The Bulldogs went 12-22-1 with two first-round playoff losses. They were 3-8 in his first season, 5-6-1 and then 4-8.

From 2005-2008, Frazier was at Presbyterian College, coaching the offensive line.

Frazier came to Presbyterian from Western Carolina University. He joined the Catamount staff in the spring of 2004 and was the team’s recruiting coordinator. He also coached running backs and tight ends.

Before joining the WCU staff, Frazier spent the 2003 season on the Elon University Phoenix football staff. He was the team’s defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.

Before joining the Elon staff, Frazier was a graduate assistant coach at the University of North Carolina during 2001-03. In the 2001 and ’02 seasons he was the Tar Heels’ assistant offensive line coach. He also was a graduate assistant for the UNC defense in 1996. During his time at UNC, the Tar Heels won the 1996 Gator Bowl and the 2001 Peach Bowl.

Frazier began his coaching career as an assistant at Williams High School from 1991-93.

He spent the 1997 and 1998 seasons coaching the defensive line at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. The Blue Jays won the District 9-5A championship in 1997 and advanced to the state semifinals both years.

In 1999, Frazier returned to Williams to coach the defensive line. The Bulldogs were 15-1 that year, winning the NCHSAA Class 3A state championship.

Frazier received his B.S. degree in biology from Guilford College in 1993. He received his master’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Tulane University in 1996.