Honoring Shore Legends
Major League baseball player Todd Frazier and his former high school coach at Toms River High School South Ken Frank will be among those honored Sunday at the 77th Annual New Jersey Sports Writers Association Banquet at the Pines Manor in Edison.
Frazier will be saluted as the National League’s Rookie of the Year for his 2012 season with the Cincinnati Reds while Frank will receive the Distinguished High School Service Award.
Last April he became the winningest baseball coach in New Jersey history with his 755th career victory and Frank will be back in the dugout shortly to begin his 35th season as the Indians coach.
Other shore-area sports figures who will be honored at Sunday’s banquet are Manasquan football coach Jay Price for his first-responders efforts during Superstorm Sandy, UFC fighter Frankie Edgar and Richard Stockton College basketball coach Gerry Matthews, who will both go into the Hall of Fame and San Diego Padres pitcher Brad Brach, a former Freehold Township and Monmouth University standout.
The 2013 list of honorees also includes Olympic soccer standout Carli Lloyd, Rutgers football Coach Kyle Flood and former Jet running back Bruce Harper.
The banquet is from 11:30-2pm and for information you can visit njsportswriters.org