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.