Jason Frank is the Associate Athletic Director for Students Services and Academics for Chicago State University Athletics. Previously, he served as the Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development at GCU. In this role, he served as the academic coordinator for the GCU baseball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, he worked as the Volunteer Coordinator at the WAC Basketball tournament in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Frank arrived in Phoenix after five years as an academic coordinator/tutor coordinator at the University of South Florida, where he worked specifically with the Bulls’ baseball, softball and football teams, and directed and oversaw the student-athlete tutoring program. Prior to USF, he worked for two years as an academic coordinator/tutor coordinator in the University of Wyoming athletic department.
Frank earned his master’s degree in sport and leisure services management from UNLV in 2008. His graduate research focused on intercollegiate athletics and culminated in a thesis titled, “The athletic, academic, and social experiences of female intercollegiate team sport student-athletes.” At UNLV, Frank tutored student-athletes and assisted the student-athlete academic services staff.
Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Central Michigan University, where he was a relief pitcher on the baseball team. He made a career-high 11 appearances in 2001 and recorded a save against Michigan State.
From 2000 to 2005, Frank worked as an on-air personality at WCFX-FM in Mount Pleasant, Mich., after working for two other groups of commercial radio stations near his hometown in southwest Michigan. In 2005, he coached junior varsity baseball at Heritage High School in Saginaw, Mich., before teaching English and coaching girls basketball at Molasky Junior High School in Las Vegas in 2005-06. At Molasky, he coached former GCU point guard Courtney Hayes.
A native of Watervliet, Mich., Frank has a son, Kason.