Jason Frank joined USF's Academic Enrichment
Center in September 2010. He provides academic advising for members of the
Bulls football and softball teams, and he coordinates and oversees the AEC's
student-athlete tutoring program.
Frank came to USF from the University of Wyoming, where he worked for two years
as Academic Coordinator and Tutoring Coordinator in the UW athletic
department's Office of Academic Support. During his time at Wyoming, Frank
worked with a variety of sports, including wrestling, women's basketball,
volleyball, men's and women's golf, women's soccer and women's tennis.
Frank completed his master's degree in sport and leisure services management
from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2008. At UNLV, he assisted in the
student-athlete academic services department and focused his graduate research
on intercollegiate athletics. His research culminated in a thesis titled,
"The athletic, academic and social experiences of female intercollegiate
team sport student-athletes."
Frank earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education, with a double major
in English and speech (broadcast emphasis) from Central Michigan University in
2004. He lettered in baseball, as a relief pitcher for the Chippewas, with a
career-high 11 appearances and one save in 2001. From 2000 to 2005, he worked
as an on-air personality at WCFX-FM in Mount Pleasant, after working for two
other groups of commercial radio stations near his hometown in southwest
Michigan. Frank coached junior varsity baseball at Saginaw Heritage (MI) High
School in 2005, and he taught eighth grade English and coached girls basketball
at Molasky Junior High School in Las Vegas in 2005-2006.
Frank is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for
Athletics (N4A), and he currently serves as the Chair of the N4A Research
A native of Watervliet, Mich., Frank has a four-year-old son, Kason.