Tucker Frawley | Associate Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator & Camp Director
The 2017 season will mark Tucker Frawley’s tenth year at Yale University and sixth serving as John Stuper's Associate Head Coach. His main duties at Yale include coaching the infield and hitting corps, preparing the team defense, and guiding the program's national recruiting efforts. In 2016, Frawley helped lead Yale to its first outright divisional crown in 21 years. Yale has now won or shared the Red Rolfe title two of the last three seasons (2014, 2016). His defensive tutelage helped guide the Bulldogs to the highest fielding percentage in the school history (.976), which also ranked in the top 30 nationally, and first in the Ivy League.
During his nine seasons with the Bulldogs, 26 different positional players and 39 total players have earned All-Ivy recognition, including 2016 selections Scott Politz (1st Team), Richard Slenker (2nd Team), Nate Adams (2nd Team), Harrison White (2nd Team), Andrew Herrera (Honorable Mention), and Tim DeGraw (Honorable Mention).
In 2010, Frawley helped lead Yale to one of the most productive offensive seasons in the program’s 150 year history. The Bulldogs hit .323 as a team (second all-time) and broke school records for home runs, hits, doubles and total bases. In addition to the team’s offensive achievements, Eli defenders recorded 45 double plays in 44 games -- also a school record.
John Stuper | Head Coach, Pitching Coach
The 2016-17 season is John Stuper’s 25th as the head coach of baseball at Yale. With 458 career wins (230 in Ivy League play) in the Bulldogs’ dugout, Stuper is the winningest coach in the 150-year history of Yale baseball. He surpassed the legendary Ethan Allen for that honor in 2009. Stuper reached the 100-win mark faster than any coach in program history and oversaw the best four-year period in program history from 1993-96 (104-68).
This past season Stuper led the Bulldogs to the Red Rolfe Division title and had six players earn All-Ivy League honors. Additionally, righthander Scott Politz was named a freshman All-American and outfielder Nate Adams was named an Academic All-American.
The 13th head coach in Yale baseball history, Stuper has led the Bulldogs to five first-place finishes in the Red Rolfe Division and two Ivy League championships. The 1993 squad, Stuper’s first, won a school-record 33 games, earned an NCAA Regional appearance, and set numerous school records, including 160 stolen bases in 44 games. He earned 1993 New England Division I Coach of the Year and Northeast Region Division I Coach of the Year honors. The Bulldogs won the Ivy League championship in each of his first two seasons.
Craig Driver | Assistant Coach, Catching Coach
Craig Driver joined head coach John Stuper’s staff for the 2016-17 baseball season. Driver is the catcher’s coach but he also assists with the hitting corps and the program’s recruiting efforts. Driver came to Yale after a two-year stint at the University of Puget Sound as the Athletic Recruitment Coordinator and Head Assistant Coach for the Loggers from 2014 to 2016. Driver directed the program’s recruiting efforts, committing 27 players from seven states in two seasons. Also in charge of the Logger catchers, Driver increased caught stealing percentage from 19.6% to 27.0% and lead the Northwest Conference in caught stealing with 17 in 2016. Driver tutored two All-NWC catchers at Puget Sound, helping both achieve their highest number of runners caught stealing and highest caught stealing percentage of their careers. Driver also ran the Logger offense in games, helping Puget Sound lead the NWC in batting in both 2015 (.328) and 2016 (.324) and stolen bases in 2016 (43).
Ray Guarino | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Ray Guarino will enter his seventh season on Coach Stuper's staff in 2016. Guarino works primarily with the Bulldogs' infielders and outfielders while assisting with all defensive strategies. In addition to dealing with the defensive aspects of the game, he also serves as Yale's first base coach.
Guarino has over 10 years of college and high school coaching experience. Prior to Yale, he spent two seasons at Foran High School in Milford, Conn., before moving on to West Haven High School in West Haven, Conn., where he played an integral part in helping the Blue Devils to the 2009 Connecticut state championship and the No. 1 overall ranking in Connecticut.