On 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 presentation entitled "South Baseball---The Spirit of Winning" was well-received by all those that 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 high school baseball in New Jersey. At the time this article was written, Coach Frank has chalked up 870 victories at the "Home of the Indian." 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+ 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 his career 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 the young men that he coaches!.
The picture shows from left to right the following: 1) Coach Frank...2) Film producer Sandra Levine...and 3) Assistant Coach Mitch Powitz
Apr 11, 2018