Year-By-Year Coaching Records
Brent Fronabarger begins his fourth
season as the head coach of the Union University Baseball program after
serving eight seasons (1996-2005) as the assistant coach. He received a
Bachelor of Science in physical education and health from Union in 1996
and received a Master of Education degree from Union in 1998.
Fronabarger spent his days as the assistant coach working mostly with
the pitchers. Fronabarger was named the AFLAC Assistant Coach of the
Year in 2003 selected by Scholastic's Coach and Athletic Director
Fronabarger has accumulated a 91-62-1 (.594) overall
record in his three seasons.
In 2006, Fronabarger's first year as head coach, he led
the Union Bulldogs to the NAIA Region XI Tournament, the teams first
appearance since the 2002 season. Fronabarger has reached the 30-win
mark twice in his three seasons at Union.
After graduating from Union in 1995,
Fronabarger returned to his hometown where he helped coach the
Huntingdon High School Mustangs in both football and baseball during the
1996-97 seasons. In 1997, he was hired by Union as the assistant
baseball coach and head of grounds. During his eight seasons as an
assistant coach, Union baseball posted a win-loss record of 293-146
(.667) with two conference championships and three Region XI Tournament
Appearances. The teams boasted three seasons with 40 or more wins.
Fronabarger, the 1995 Tennessee
Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, holds several Union
pitching records including Most Victories in a Season (13), Most
Victories in a Career (33), Most Strikeouts in a Career (306), and Most
Innings in a Season (117.2). In 1995, Fronabarger led the team with the
lowest earned run average (1.97) and had a incredible 11-2 record.
Fronabarger was drafted out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays.
In addition to his head coaching
duties at Union, Fronabarger teaches in the Physical Education,
Wellness, and Sport Department.
He is married to the former Sandy
Cothran and the two are proud new parents of Brady, born in May of 2007.
Joseph Talley is in his second as the assistant baseball
coach for the Union Bulldogs. After completed a four-year career as a
starting pitcher, Talley graduated from Union University in 2003 with a BS
in physical education and health.
Talley came to Union after spending four
seasons (2004-2007) as the assistant baseball coach at the University School
of Jackson. While at USJ, Talley helped coach the 2005 State Championship
team and also the state runner-up teams of 2006 and 2007.
During Talley’s four years at Union, he
helped propel the Bulldogs to heights the program had not seen in recent
history. During his final season, he was named an NAIA All-American, NAIA
Scholar Athlete, first team All-Region, and first team All-Conference. As a
senior, Talley helped lead the team to the TranSouth Regular Season and
Tournament Titles, and to the second highest NAIA ranking (#4) in program
history. Talley finished his senior campaign with a 10-2 record, 3.78 ERA,
74 strikeouts, and a team-high 81 innings pitched. Over his Union career,
Talley compiled an overall record of 25-11.
Talley is a 1998 graduate of Chester
County High School were he was named an All-District and All-Region player.
He is married to the former Hanna Burke of Jackson.