In 2016, Michelle Frew led the Tars to their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 11 years. The Tars finished the regular season at 37-14-1 overall, with a 17-7 record in the Sunshine State Conference and were ranked as high as 14 in the NFCA Division II Top 25 polls. Rollins earned themselves a bid to the NCAA South Regional as the number 6 seed, and went on to win three straight games to claim their first NCAA South Region Championship. Rollins would eventually bow out of the NCAA South Super Regional as the Tars fell to North Alabama in extra innings. Coach Frew enters the 2017 season with a career record of 860-384-1, good for a .691 winning percentage.
Frew was hired as the first full time softball coach at Rollins and infused life into a program that had only won a total of eight games in the three seasons prior to her arrival. In her first three seasons, she led the Tars to 84 victories including posting a 34-13 campaign in 1998 garnering her Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year honors. Additionally, she has been recognized by the Rollins Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) as the Rollins Coach of the Year on two different occasions.
From 1995-98, Frew also served as the Rollins assistant women's basketball coach and helped the Tars post two 20+ victory seasons.
Frew began her softball coaching career as a head coach at Edison Community College in Ft. Myers, FL from 1992-95. Inheriting a program that never posted a winning season, her teams compiled an overall record of 118-83. In her final season, she led ECC to a 39-13 overall record and a 16-2 conference mark earning her Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors.
One who enjoys teaching the game and working with youngsters, Frew has been directing softball clinics and camps for girls for more than 15 years. Many camp graduates have gone on to play collegiate ball at some level including Rollins.
A two sport star at Eckerd College, Frew earned All-Sunshine State Conference honors in both basketball and softball. She finished her basketball career as Eckerd's all time leading scorer in 1991 and was awarded the "Triton Award" which denotes the top women's athlete at the school. She earned her bachelor's degree from Eckerd in May 1991 and a master's degree in guidance and counseling from Nova Southeastern.
Frew and her husband, Steve, currently reside in Seminole County and are the proud parents of a daughter, Erin Elizabeth, and a son, Dylan Hunter.