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Frank Vashaw

Frank Vashaw just completed his second season at the helm of the Franklin County High School Lions in 2018. The Lions were Region 8-AAA runner-up and advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen” as they compiled a record of 19-16. In 2017, the Lions finished 20-11 and advanced to the GHSA AAA State Playoffs. Vashaw has served as a head coach at Cook High (1993-2000), Coffee High (2001-2005), as well as North Gwinnett High School (2006-2013). He served as an assistant at Sprayberry High in 2015 and 2016.

From 2006-2013, Frank was the head coach at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia. His teams advanced to the AAAAAA state playoffs in each of those seasons. The Bulldogs won Region 7-AAAAA in 2007, advanced to the Elite Eight in 2007 and 2010, and advanced to the Final Four in 2010. The Bulldogs were 154-92 over those eight seasons.

From 2000-2005, Frank was the head coach at Coffee High in Douglas, Georgia. His teams posted an overall record of 96-54 in those five seasons. The Trojans advanced to the AAAAA state playoffs in each of those seasons, reaching the Elite Eight in both 2002 and 2005. The Trojans were Region 1-AAAAA Champions in 2002.

Frank spent his first eight seasons as a high school head coach, from 1992-2000, at Cook High in Adel, Georgia. The Hornets won three Region titles (1993, 1997, 2000), advanced to the Final Four five times (1993, ’94,’97,’98, 2000), was the State Runner-Up in 1998, and were the AA State Champions in 2000. The Hornets were 175-86 in the eight seasons under Vashaw. His teams have posted 20+ win seasons twelve times and have advanced to the State Playoffs twenty one times in twenty three years, including the last sixteen in a row. His teams have never failed to advance to a post-season playoff. Vashaw’s teams have a 80-61 record in playoff games. All 23 teams have reached the post-season playoffs. Also, 13 of his teams in final 16, 10 teams in final eight, and five teams in Final Four. Two teams have played for state championship.                      

Frank played baseball at the college level at Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Georgia, where he played for the legendary Jack Stallings. Frank was a four year letterman and a two year starter as an outfielder for the Eagles. Frank coached for one season (1988) under Stallings at GSU.

In 1989-90, Frank was the head coach for the Upwey-Ferntree Gully Tigers near Melbourne, Australia. His senior team finished 14-9 and lost in the Grand Finals. His Under -18 team was 11-3.

Frank has been an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati Reds, and has been a featured speaker at the Georgia Dugout Club Coaching Clinic and other clinics as well. He served as the pitching coach on the 2002 Team Georgia that competed in the Sunbelt Series in Oklahoma, and in 2009 he took Americas Team to play a series of five games in Italy.

He has received the following honors during his coaching career:

Gwinnett Daily Post Coach of the Year (2010), GACA Region Coach of the Year (1992,1997,2000, 2002,2007), Gwinnett Dugout Club Coach of the Year (2007), Region 7-AAAAA Coach of the Year (2007), Region 1-AAAAA Coach of the Year (2001), GACA AA State Coach of the Year (2000), Georgia Dugout Club AA State Coach of the Year (1998), Valdosta Daily Times Area Coach of the Year (1994, 1997, 2000), Tifton Gazette Area Coach of the Year (2000), and Albany Herald Region 1-AA Coach of the Year (2000). Frank has also been an assistant coach at Screven County High School, and Berrien High School. Frank and his wife Carla, have two daughters, Chloe and Leigh Parker.

Vashaw teaches in the Social Studies Department at FCHS.

The Vashaw Record

Year                          Team                                                            Won/Loss             Titles/Playoffs

1993                          Cook High                                                    24-8                           2AA Region Champion/State Final Four

1994                          Cook High                                                    21-14                         2AA Runner Up/ State Final Four

1995                          Cook High                                                    25-8                           1AA Runner Up/ State Elite Eight

1996                          Cook High                                                    13-12                         1AA Region Playoffs

1997                          Cook High                                                    20-16                         1AA Region Champion/State Final Four

1998                          Cook High                                                    24-12                         1AA Runner Up/ State AA Runner Up

1999                          Cook High                                                    18-9                           1AA Region Playoffs

2000                          Cook High                                                    30-7                           1AA Champion/AA State Champions

2001                          Coffee High                                                 20-8                           1AAAAA Runner Up/ State Playoffs

2002                          Coffee High                                                 23-9                           1AAAAA Champion/State Elite Eight

2003                          Coffee High                                                 19-10                         AAAAA State Playoffs

2004                          Coffee High                                                 16-12                         AAAAA State Playoffs

2005                          Coffee High                                                 18-15                         AAAAA Elite Eight

2006                          North Gwinnett                                        20-8                           AAAAA State Playoffs

2007                          North Gwinnett                                         28-6         7AAAAA Region Champion/State Elite Eight

2008                          North Gwinnett                                         17-11                         AAAAA State Playoffs

2009                          North Gwinnett                                         18-13                         AAAAA State Sweet Sixteen

2010                          North Gwinnett                                         22-14                         AAAAA State Final Four

2011                          North Gwinnett                                         17-15                         AAAAA State Sweet Sixteen

2012                          North Gwinnett                                         17-12                         AAAAA State Playoffs

2013                          North Gwinnett                                         15-13                         AAAAAA State Playoffs

2017                          Franklin County                                         20-11                         AAA State Playoffs

2018                          Franklin County                                         19-16                         8AAA Runner up/AAA State Sweet Sixteen