Hartly, DE – Coach Henry Frazier, III, will join the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) broadcast team as a color commentator during the 2014 HBCU football season.
Frazier, the former head football coach at North Carolina Central, Prairie View A&M and Bowie State will join the broadcast during several of the thirty-four games on the HSRN schedule beginning with the August 31st Labor Day Classic between Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University in Houston, Texas.
"HSRN is proud to welcome Coach Henry Frazier to the family.” said HSRN President and CEO Omarr Bashir. “Coach Frazier brings a vast reservoir of football knowledge and passion to the network. His contribution to our broadcasts will be invaluable. He has coached in 3 of the 4 HBCU conferences, and has a demonstrated track record of success every where he's gone. We're looking forward to adding his insight, knowledge and experience to our broadcasts.”
“I feel honored that HSRN is allowing me to be part of their broadcasts this season,” said Frazier. “Being part of broadcasts has been kind of a dream of mine, a bucket list item you might say. I have often had games on television, where I’ve turned down the volume and tried to see how I would do on commenting games.”
Lamont Germany, HSRN General Manager said, “The addition of coach Frazier will strengthen our broadcast team immensely. He most certainly will share the microphone with the legendary Charlie Neal on some of our broadcasts will truly make HSRN “The Voice of Choice” for our radio audience.”
When asked about any plans to continue coaching, Frazier indicated that he is presently finishing his PhD dissertation in studies for a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. “I’ve been approached by athletic directors and administrators gauging my interest in coaching or something in administration, but I think right now I’m going to let things run their course.” Frazier says, “Right now, I’m going to finish my PhD and call these games on HSRN.”
Frazier, a native of Washington, D.C., played quarterback at Bowie State, where he guided the Bulldogs to an NCAA Play-off berth in 1988 and a CIAA Championship in 1989. After graduation, Frazier had a successful five-year stint at Central High school in Capitol Hills, MD before returning to his alma mater, Bowie State in 1999.
During his five-year tenure at Bowie State, Frazier turned the program around into a perennial contender in the CIAA, amassing a 26-23 record which stands as an all-time victories record for a Bowie State football coach.
In 2003, Frazier took over the reins of the football program at Prairie View A&M, a program that experienced the nation’s longest losing streak from 1989-98, dropping 80 straight contests. Within four seasons (2007), Frazier and his staff coached the Panthers to a 7-3 record, the school’s first winning season since 1988. During the next two seasons, Frazier led Prairie View to consecutive 9-1 seasons including the 2009 SWAC Championship in a season where they defeated every SWAC opponent during the year. Frazier was named the Sheridan Broadcast Network/Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year in addition to the American Football Coaches Association Region III FCS Coach of the Year.
After leaving PVAMU, Frazier became head football coach at North Carolina Central University 2010 -2012 and led them to their first winning season since 2006. In 2014 he became a member of the Bowie State University Sports Hall of Fame.