Brett Frank enters his ninth year with the Fresno State women's basketball program and his second year as the Associate Head Coach. Frank has helped guide the Bulldogs to unprecedented success during his eight years with the program.
Frank is heavily involved in scheduling the teams' community service involvement in the Central Valley. The Bulldogs involvement in the Valley hasn't gone unnoticed has they are regularly one of the top teams in the athletics department who participates in the most community service activities. In 2007-08, the team participated in 463.50 community service hours, earning the team the Bulldog Bowl award and the Champs/Life Skills Cup.
Frank is an excellent recruiter and he assists the coaching staff in the teams' offensive game plan. He has also played an important role in the Bulldog's history-making season.
In 2010-11, the Bulldogs went 25-8 overall and 14-2 in conference action. The `Dogs entered the WAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed behind rival Louisiana Tech, which was the only league team to beat Fresno State. The Bulldogs made the championship game and with the help of a buzzer beating shot from Bree Farley, the `Dogs earned its fourth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2009-10, the Bulldogs won a school record 27 games (27-7), became the first WAC school to go undefeated in conference play (16-0) since Louisiana Tech in 2002-03 and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament at-large berth. It was also the first-time a Fresno State team had gone undefeated in conference play. Fresno State also rattled off a school-record 19-game winning streak, which at the time was the fifth longest winning streak in the country.
Fresno State won its third straight WAC regular season championship and advanced to the conference tournament title game for the third straight year. During the season Fresno State boasted a program-best 27 RPI late in the year and they were one spot away from entering the Top 25 just before the start of the WAC Tournament.
Fresno State also boasted six academic All-WAC honorees, the most in the WAC this year and it tied the program record for most in the 45-year history. During the season, Jaleesa Ross became the Fresno State all-time 3-pointer leader, passing Lindsay Logan, who played at Fresno State from 2000-03.
Fresno State enjoyed a magical season in 2008-09 when the team repeated as WAC regular season and tournament champions, earning its second-straight berth in the NCAA tournament. The `Dogs became the first team to repeat as WAC tournament champions since Louisiana Tech in 2003-04. Fresno State also improved their seeding in the NCAA tournament from a 14 seed to a 13 seed and played fourth-seeded Cal on the campus of USC. The Bulldogs 24-9 record tied a school record for most wins, set by Wiggins' 2005-06 team.
In 2008-09, the Bulldogs led the country in 3-pointers making 309 from beyond the arc, good for a mark of 9.4 a game. The 309 total set a new school and WAC record and was the second most in NCAA history. The Bulldogs also attempted an NCAA, WAC and school record 893 3-pointers.
Defensively, the Bulldogs allowed a league-best 56.3 points in conference games while leading the WAC in rebounding margin at 4.4 a game.
In 2007-08, Frank helped guide the Bulldogs to the schools' first ever NCAA tournament appearance The Bulldogs finished their record breaking year with a 22-11 record and a 14-2 conference mark. The success Fresno State had was noticed by coaches and media from around the country as Tierre Wilson was named WAC Player of the Year and Honorable Mention AP All American. Freshman Jaleesa Ross was named the WAC Newcomer of the Year. During the season the Dogs also tied the school record for consecutive wins with nine.
In 2005-06 the Bulldogs recorded their most wins in program history with 24 and in 2006-07 Fresno State knocked off two ranked teams (BYU and Texas Tech) in less than two weeks. It was the first time Fresno State has beaten a ranked opponent in 14 years.
This is his second stint with the Bulldogs, having served in the same capacity from 2002-04.
Frank, the program's lead assistant, spent the 2004-05 campaign completing coursework towards his Masters degree at Southeastern Oklahoma State (SOSU).
Frank, along with head coach Adrian Wiggins, got his start at the Division 1 level as an assistant coach during the 2002-03 campaign, helping guide Fresno State to a 21-13 record and the school's first postseason appearance in 13 years. In addition to his coaching duties, Frank handled the marketing and promotions aspect of the women's basketball program while with the Bulldogs.
Prior to arriving at Fresno State, Frank was an assistant coach at SOSU from 1994-97 and 1998-2002. A native of Bokchito, Okla., Frank helped lead SOSU to Division II prominence during his tenure. Under Frank, the Lady Savages reached the NCAA Division II title game in 2001-02, were crowned Lone Star Conference champions from 1998-2001 and were the national runner-up in the 1995 and 1996 NAIA Championships.
Frank also spent time as head women's basketball coach at Rock Creek High School from 1997-98. A graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State, Frank received his bachelor of science degree in education in 1995.
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