A staple in the Rollins Athletic Department for more than two decades, Kyle Frakes enters his 26th season leading the men's golf team and 29th assisting the men's basketball team.
The men's golf coach at Rollins for 25 years, Frakes has led the Tars to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, including the 2002 NCAA Championship and a national runner-up finish in 2003. The Tars finished third in 1997 and fourth in 1995 and 2001. He has been named the Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year four times and the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year twice. Since 2000, 14 of Frakes' golfers have been nominated to the various All-American teams. He has coached seven first team All-Americans, including multiple winners Rob Oppenheim, a 2016 Rollins Hall of Fame Inductee (2000, 2001, 2002), Alex Smith (2002, 2003), Lee Stroever (2001, 2003) and Dan Walters (2005, 2006).
As the assistant men's basketball coach and a mainstay next to head coach Tom Klusman, Frakes has been part of the program for 28 of its most successful seasons. He has helped the Tars win eight Sunshine State Conference regular season championships and make ten trips to the NCAA Tournament. In 2004, under the guidance of Klusman and Frakes, the Tars reached the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time. The Tars again reached the Elite Eight in 2017. Frakes oversees practice plans and player instruction while also assisting with recruiting efforts for the Tars hoops program.