Sunday, April 8, 2018, the story of legendary baseball coach Ken Frank was presented at the Grunin Center at Ocean County College. The film presentation was produced by Sandra Levine, a veteran television journalist who is a Toms River native and South Alumna who has been nominated 10 times for regional Emmy awards. The film, South Baseball---The Spirit of Winning, was well-received by all those who attended the premiere showing. The story line was a tribute to the coaching abilities of Ken Frank, who is the coach with the most wins in New Jersey high school baseball. As of today, Coach Frank has chalked up 870 victories at the "Home of the Indians." He is ranked 15th nationally and is a dedicated mentor who has had a profound impact on the lives of the players that he has coached during the past 40-plus years. The film also traces the career of Todd Frazier, who was a member of the Little League World Series Championship Team, a star at High School South under Coach Frank, a star at Rutgers University, and then an MLB All-Star and impact player with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, the New York Yankees, and this year with the New York Mets. The film promotes a theme of how tough love can help young people win in sports and in life. It's a film that shows that a coach can make a positive difference in the lives of young men.

Spirit team

Left to right: Coach Frank; film producer Sandra Levine; and Assistant Coach Mitch Powitz. Photo courtesy of Caroline Fairhurst.

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Coach Frank and his family attend the premiere of Spirit of Winning at the Grunin Center April 11. Photo courtesy of James Patten.

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