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Dan Frasier

Coaching Geneva

From the athletic field to the board room, success seems to have followed Dan Frasier.

Dan graduated from South Side High School in 1960, where he played football, basketball and baseball for four years. His coaches, Dave Nichol and Bill Watt, did a great job in preparing Dan for his collegiate playing experience at Geneva College from 1960 through 1964, where Dan earned All-West Penn Conference honors as a Quarterback and Defensive End and was chosen captain of the football team in 1963. Dan was also a starting catcher for the Geneva baseball team from 1963 through 1964, earning All-Conference honors. Following his graduation from Geneva in 1964, Dan signed a professional baseball contract with the Houston Colt .45s (now the Houston Astros).

In 1966, Dan joined the Geneva College staff as Assistant Professor of Physical/Safety Education and as Assistant Football Coach and Head Baseball Coach. In 1969, Dan was promoted to Head Football Coach with the goal of restoring a winning football program, given that Geneva had won only one game in the previous three years and had a 7-45-3 record over a seven-year period.

In 1971, Dan's Golden Tornadoes established Geneva's first consecutive victories in a decade, beating Frostburg State and Slippery Rock in their opening games. Geneva continued to roll to seven straight wins, their longest streak since 1930 with an overall season record of 7 wins and 2 losses. The 1971 Tornadoes established all-time records in total points (264), average points per game (28.5), total offense (3,358 yards), and rushing offense (2,447 yards). Nationally, Geneva ranked 9th in rushing offense, 15th in total offense, and 24th in rushing defense. In 1971, Dan deservedly received the NAIA District 18 and the National Area VIII "Coach of the Year" awards in football.

In addition to football, Dan successfully guided the Golden Tornado baseball team through six consecutive winning seasons which included winning a conference championship in 1968. Dan has also served as a basketball official as a member of the Beaver Valley Basketball Officials Association and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

In 1971, Dan began a career in business management as human resources manager at Union National Bank of Pittsburgh. Dan retired in 2006 as Director of Corporate Human Resources at Matthews International Corporation, a Pittsburgh based company, where he spent most of his business career. Dan and his wife, Elaine, reside in Oakdale, PA, and have a daughter Emily.