Brad Frederick
Assistant Coach

Fourth season at Vanderbilt

North Carolina, 1999

Brad Frederick enters his fourth season with the Vanderbilt basketball program and his third as assistant coach. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1999, Frederick joined Kevin Stallings' first Vanderbilt staff as Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to the 2000-2001 season, Frederick was promoted to the third assistant position after Steve Shurina departed to become the head coach at Western Carolina. Frederick's primary duties include supervising Vanderbilt's off-season individual workouts, coordinating the preseason conditioning program, video operations, and assisting with on-campus recruiting. In addition, he directs the Kevin Stallings' Vanderbilt University summer basketball camp. In addition to serving under Stallings, Frederick has had a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes with coaching legends Dean Smith, Larry Brown and Roy Williams, so it was no surprise that he decided to pursue a career in coaching when he graduated from North Carolina. Having grown up in Lawrence, Kan., Frederick was a frequent observer at Jayhawk practices under head coach Larry Brown and Roy Williams. He also met Commodore head coach Kevin Stallings, who served as an assistant for Williams.

At North Carolina, Frederick was a reserve for three seasons, playing one year under Smith and two seasons under Bill Guthridge. During this time, Frederick was a part of two Final Four teams and two ACC Championship teams. A 6-5 forward, he averaged five minutes per game for the Tar Heels. He was the recipient of the team's Rick Sharp Award, which goes to the player who contributes the most behind the scenes.

As a senior at UNC, Frederick also served as an assistant coach for the North Carolina junior varsity program under the former Tar Heel great Phil Ford.

"Since I've been in high school, I knew I wanted to go into coaching," Frederick says. "That's one reason I went to North Carolina. I wanted to learn from Coach Smith. Besides teaching me numerous things on the basketball court, he also showed me things about running a program." Frederick, age 25, graduated from Carolina with honors in political science and history. He also won the Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete award twice during his junior and senior year.

His parents both reside in Lawrence and work for the University of Kansas. He has three brothers, Brian, 27, Mark, 19, and Chris, 17.


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