Dan Dietrich Succeeds Bill Frank as Toms River East Baseball Coach
Dan Dietrich, who spent 30 years as an assistant for retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Frank at Toms River East, was approved by the Toms River Board of Education as the Raiders' new head baseball coach on Tuesday night.
Frank retired last spring after compiling a record of 520-279-2 in 30 seasons, the third-highest win total in Shore Conference history, including a 17-8 mark and a Class A South co-championship with Jackson Memorial in his final season. His teams won nine division titles, eight Ocean County Tournament titles, four NJSIAA sectional titles, and the 2001 NJSIAA Group IV title. He coached luminaries like former Notre Dame star Ryan Doherty and former Rutgers standouts Casey and Colin Gaynor in the early 2000s.
Dietrich becomes only the third head coach in the program's history after Frank and Shore Sports Network's own Ed Sarluca, who was the first Raiders coach during the birth of the program.