Anthony Frascogna, PMHS Class of 1986, is the long-time Varsity Baseball coach at Patchogue-Medford High School, mentor to an entire generation of P-M students, and a generous and tireless community volunteer.
After lettering in both football and baseball at PMHS, Frascogna played a baseball at James Madison University, after which he began his teaching and coaching career at Patchogue-Medford. Frascogna’s passion for connecting with students extended from the classroom through a variety of extracurricular sports and activities. He quickly became a student favorite, recognized as a friendly motivator and teacher of life lessons.
Frascogna became the Varsity Baseball coach in 2001, and currently ranks among the top active coaches in Suffolk county with a won-lost record of 228-149. The only P-M coach who won more games is Frascogna’s mentor and fellow 2019 Hall of Fame inductee, George Ulrich. Frascogna’s teams made the county playoffs for 14 consecutive seasons, 2004-2017, reaching the championship final in 2006 and 2007. Frascogna started the Patchogue-Medford Baseball Half of Fame in 2013. He has also been president of the Suffolk County Baseball Association for the past 10 years, has directed youth summer baseball camps and clinics and is currently responsible for eight youth travel teams. Many of Frascogna’s players have gone on to play in the college and professional ranks, most notably Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays, a 2015 charter inductee to the Patchogue-Medford Hall of Fame.
Frascogna has also led drives to raise money for various organizations and people in need, including the hurricane relief funds for Houston and Puerto Rico, the League of Yes for special-needs players, and the fight to cure cancer, through an event called “Rock Together,” in which Frascogna not only acted as master of ceremonies, but also as lead singer with the rock band “Eddie Trap.” Check out http://eddietrap.com/