Michael Frank

Staff Member Since: 
2012

Frank joined Triangle in 2012 after relocating from Boston, and brings a wealth of positional expertise and experience to the gym. Frank has played and coached volleyball since high school where he was a three-year varsity member and all-conference selection, going on to play at Northeastern University and earning all-conference honors before graduating in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Frank's extensive coaching experience includes 25 years coaching boys' and girls' high school and club. In Massachusetts for the Beantown boys club, Frank's teams qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals at both 16s and 17s (the first team from New England ever to qualify for boys or girls in Open), finishing in the top 25 each time. He also guided his girls team at SMASH Volleyball to USAV Junior Nationals in 2011. As head coach at Brookline High School, Frank's teams earned multiple league and district championships, and he was named 2011 D1 girls coach of the year.

In 2022, as the head coach of Triangle 16 Black the team qualified open at the Sunshine Qualifier finishing T5th, then went on to additional qualification finishes at NEQ (T3rd) as well as an undefeated 10-0 run to become Big South champions defeating seven nationally ranked teams during their championship run.  16 Black finished the season as one of six top seeded teams at USAV Open Nationals.  The 2022 16 Black was also inducted into the North Carolina Volleyball Hall of Fame’s Court of Honor as a team that achieved regional and national recognition for significant results.

In 2021, Frank served as a co-head for Triangle 15 Black. The team qualified open at The Big South when they finished T5. The team also finished T3 in Open at NEQ, won the 15 Open Championship at JVA World Challenge and finished the season with a national ranking of 11th by PrepVolleyball.com. Frank also serves as a positional training coach, leading advanced clinics and overall club-wide middle training.  Frank has mentored middle blockers that have garnered recognition on a national level and gone on to play at Illinois, Wake Forrest, James Madison, and many others.

In the past, Frank has also served as a resource coach, positional training coach for middle blockers, head coach of 14 AAU and 16 White, and assistant coach of 18 Black. Frank works as the General Manager of the Triangle office for Pavion Corp. He and his wife, Melanie, have two boys, Asher and Gavin.

SIGNIFICANT COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Led 16 Black to multiple Open Qualifications in 2022 finishing 5th at Sunshine Qualifier, 3rd at Northeast Qualifier, as well as winning tournament champions at The Big South Qualifier.  16 Black was one of six top seeded teams at USAV Open Nationals by the end of the season, and was inducted into the NC Volleyball hall of fame’s Court of Honor.
  • Led 15 Black to an Open Qualification in 2021 at The Big South Qualifier. In three Open qualifier appearances they finished 5th at Sunshine Qualifier and The Big South and finished 3rd place in Open at Northeast Qualifier. The team won the 15 Open division at the JVA World Challenge. 15 Black finished the season ranked 11th in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com
  • Middle blocker positional lead
  • Frank served two seasons as the Triangle 18 Black Assistant Coach [2016 and 2017], where he mentored middle blockers that went on to play at Wake Forest, US Air Force Academy, James Madison and Liberty.
  • Led 2016 Triangle 16 White to the Capitol Hill Classic Championship [1st out of 119 teams].
  • Coached Beantown boys club to 2 USAV Open qualifications at the 16s and 17s age groups [the first teams from New England to qualify for boys or girls USAV Championships in Open).
  • Named the 2011 D1 high school girls coach of the year while at Brookline High School, where the program won multiple league and district championships.