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‘Randy Frazier Court’ Dedicated On First GHS Game

Posted 11/23/21

GLEASON (November 16) — The playing surface at Gleason School’s basketball gymnasium has a new name, “Randy Frazier Court” in honor of the former coach.

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‘Randy Frazier Court’ Dedicated On First GHS Game

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GLEASON (November 16) — The playing surface at Gleason School’s basketball gymnasium has a new name, “Randy Frazier Court” in honor of the former coach.

On Tuesday, November 16, the court was officially dedicated during ceremonies between the ladies’ and men’s contest with Carroll Academy. The current school administrators and coaching staff were at court level to honor Frazier and his former players joined the former coach for a photo opportunity afterwards.

Lee Lawrence, principal at Gleason School, announced the court was officially renamed by the Weakley County School Board to honor the former coach and now director of schools. Randy Frazier, his wife, Terry, and family members told at court level as Lawrence read the accomplishments.

Frazier said he was humbled by the event and the court that now bears his name.

At center court is a picture of a bulldog, the school’s mascot and the corners of the court are imprinted with the words ‘Randy Frazier Court.’

Throughout his years of coaching Gleason High, Mr. Frazier had a record of 613-123 (83%). He had three Single A State Championships, one Single A Runner-Up, nine state tournament appearances, three region championships and fifteen district championships. He was the District Coach of the Year 17 times, the Region Coach of the Year seven times, the Jackson Sun Coach of the Year three times, the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association District Coach of the Year fifteen times and the Best of the West Coach of the Year six times.

In 1987, Coach Frazier was honored as the Northwest Tennessee Officials Association Coach of the Year. In 1992, he was both the Tennessee Sportswriters and the TACA State Coach of the Year as well as the head coach of the Tennessee All-Star game, where he led his team to victory over the Georgia All Stars with a score of 101-78. In 2000, he captured the A.F. Bridges Sportsmanship Awards Male Coach of the Year and was named a member of the 2000 Jackson Sun All-Century Coaching Staff.

Randy Frazier coached more than 40 All District players, 15 District MVPs, more than 30 All Region selections, 13 All-West Tenn. recognitions, 6 Best of the West players, 11 State Tournament Team honorees, three TACA All Star Game selections, 13 All State recognitions, five Tennessee Miss Basketball finalists, three Tennessee Miss Basketball winners, one All-American and one USA National Team Member.

Coach Frazier had a 299-68 (81.5%) overall record from coaching junior high. He led his teams to 12 Weakley County Championships, four Weakley County Runner-Up finishes, 16 Invitational Tournament Championships and more than 50 All County Player Selections.

Overall, Randy Frazier had a combined record of 912-191 (82.7%) in his career as a head coach.

Frazier and his wife, Terry, reside in Gleason. He is the director of schools for Weakley County Schools.

Gleason School has another gymnasium named in memory of Dudley “Butch” Sanders, a former coach.

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