Ken Frank Goes For The Record
Expect to find many former Toms River South baseball players at Ken Frank Stadium tonight when the Indians host Southern Regional in a Class A South match-up.
The reason is that history could be made as South coach Ken Frank seeks career win number 755, which would make him the winningest coach in New Jersey High School history, an honor he now shares with former Memorial of West New York coach Tony Ferrainolo, who passed away in 2011.
Frank is still going strong in running the program he took over in 1978 when he his good friend and former Indians coach Al Fantuzzi left the high school ranks to take over at Ocean County College.
Frank’s long list of accomplishments is truly noteworthy but more than anything else he has fostered a culture at South that is admired by some, detested by others and respected by just everyone who follows baseball.
Tonight, many who wore the maroon and white will find their way to their alma mater in hopes of celebrating a milestone victory while at the same time knowing they have contributed to the success that is Toms River South baseball.
The first pitch is at 7 p.m.