Brad Frederick, who played small forward for the Tar Heels from 1996-99, and spent the past 14 seasons on the basketball staff at Vanderbilt, is in his first year as Carolina's Director of Basketball Operations.
His duties include a number of behind-the-scenes and operational functions, including scouting, directing the Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp and coordinating team travel.
Frederick joined the UNC varsity as a sophomore in Dean Smith's final season as head coach and also played two years under head coach Bill Guthridge. The Tar Heels went 86-21 in those three seasons. He played in 70 games and was part of UNC teams that won the 1997 and 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament titles and NCAA East Regionals and reached two Final Fours. Frederick played on Tar Heel teams that featured future NBA standouts Vince Carter and Antawn Jamison. He was one of three seniors in 1999 along with Ademola Okulaja and Scott Williams.
Frederick began his coaching career in 2000 in Nashville, Tenn., at Vanderbilt when Kevin Stallings became the Commodores' head coach and remained on Stallings' staff for the next 14 seasons. During his final season at Vanderbilt, Frederick held the longest tenure of any assistant coach in the Southeastern Conference.
Vanderbilt reached the NCAA Tournament six times, including five of the last seven years, and made two trips to the Sweet 16. In 2012, the Commodores won the SEC Tournament, the school's first SEC title in 60 years. He helped coach three SEC Players of the Year and NBA players Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor.
Frederick is married to the former Jocelyn Isenburg. They have two children - Benjamin (5) and Carson (3) and are expecting a third child in October 2013. Brad's father, the late Dr. Bob Frederick, was athletics director at Kansas for 14 years and served as chair of the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee.
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