Randy Fraser became the third head men's lacrosse coach in program history in October of 2015 and immediately made an impact with a 2016 NECC title, the first in the history of the program. He was named the league's coach of the year for his efforts. Three of his players earned all-conference honors including goalie D.J. Barrile who was named the league's most outstanding player and finished as the nation's leader in save percentage. The Pride repeated as conference champions in 2017.
Known for his leadership, passion and intensity both on and off the field, Randy Fraser is a true ambassador for the game of lacrosse. With over 30 years of field and box experience, Fraser's ability to recognize talent and build teams places him amongst the game's best youth, elite, college, and professional coaches.
After a successful career at Springfield College (1986-1990), Fraser established himself as one of the most dominant American box lacrosse players in the country. He amassed over 200 career points in 81 games throughout 13 seasons in the NLL with the Boston Blazers (1991-1997), New York Saints (1998-1999) and Buffalo Bandits (2001-2004). He was also the Captain of Team USA (2003), scoring one goal and ten assists at the World Games in Canada, ultimately leading the Team to a Bronze Medal.
Fraser began his coaching career as an assistant coach for both Dean and American International Colleges, and also as the Defensive Coordinator for his alma mater, where he helped lead the Pride to the Division II National Championship in 1994. Professionally, he has enjoyed tenures as Assistant Coach for the Boston Cannons (2006), New York Titans (2006) Boston Blazers (2007-2011) and Men's USA National box lacrosse team (2007, 2011), and was most recently the head coach of the USA Junior National box lacrosse team.
Since 1990, Fraser has been deeply committed to coaching youth lacrosse and elite teams – his lifetime of experience and passion for the game allows him to continue to offer exceptional clinics, camps and private instruction to players of all abilities throughout New England. His passion for the game also affords him the luxury of remaining an active, impactful player in elite adult leagues and summer tournaments around the country.
Fraser hails from Long Island, New York and currently resides in Marlborough, Massachusetts.