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Mike Frogley

By NWBA, 03/19/18, 3:45PM CDT


As a coach with the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater from 1993-1997 and the University of Illinois from 1997-2013, Mike Frogley won 12 National Championships with men’s and women’s teams in his collegiate tenure. Throughout his career, Frogley has coached 25 All-Americans, 21 Academic All-Americans, 18 U.S. Paralympians and at least another five players that represented Team USA in other major international competitions.

Frogley has always been on the cutting edge on spreading wheelchair basketball through camps.  Many summers he would have over 100 athletes at his camps ranging from novice to elite.  He also had a coaching clinic that ran in conjunction with the camps that helped coaches on the local, collegiate and international level.  Frogley’s guidance helped in the development of camps at several other colleges and communities throughout the United States that are thriving today.

Frogley later moved behind the Canadian bench, serving as the head coach of the Men’s National Team from 1996-2004. He guided the Canada Men’s National team to Paralympic supremacy for the first time in program history with back-to-back gold medals in 2000 and 2004, as well as a Paralympic silver medal in 2008. Frogley’s coaching career started under the tutelage of fellow 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Ron Lykins.