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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Frazier Named Doane College Head Football Coach

(Crete, Neb.) – Doane College has selected Tommie Frazier as its 31st head football coach. Frazier is a former University of Nebraska All-America quarterback and Baylor assistant football coach.

Frazier, who is currently assistant director of athletic development at the University of Nebraska, was chosen from a pool of more than 70 candidates for the Doane position. Doane is a member of the NAIA and Great Plains Athletic Conference, and has one of the most successful athletics programs in the nation.

Frazier graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996 with a degree in communication studies. The starting quarterback for the Nebraska Huskers for the 2004 and 2005 National Championship teams, Frazier played in four consecutive bowl games. He received numerous awards for his leadership and efforts, including the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year, the Orange Bowl Most Valuable Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995, and Sport magazine Top 10 player of the Century.

“Tommie is an excellent football coach who understands the role of student-athletes at a liberal arts college,” President Fred Brown noted. “He has numerous contacts in the state and across the country, and he has a reputation as an extremely hard worker and an articulate spokesperson for college athletics.”

At Baylor University, Frazier coached the running backs for four years, and helped develop play books, and coordinated offensive schemes, player development and recruiting. He also worked with football coaches throughout the region and nationally.

“His energy and enthusiasm for coaching and for developing the full student athlete is a terrific opportunity for our players and for the college,” incoming president Jonathan Brand said. “He knows what successful football programs look like.”

Frazier replaces Fran Schwenk, who served as head coach for 21 years, as well as athletic director for several years. Frazier will begin developing his coaching staff and working with the current students and new freshmen this summer, as well as begin recruiting for next year.

The Tigers’ season begins Sept. 3 at Dana College, followed by Coach Frazier’s home debut Sept. 10 against Midland Lutheran College.

Please direct all questions to the Doane College Sports Information Office. You can contact Rick Schmuecker at the following number: (402) 826-8248 - office
Sports Information - Doane College

Asst. Women's Basketball

NAIA Region IV Sports Information Director

1014 Boswell Avenue

Crete, NE 68333

402-826-8248 phone



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