Robert H. Frailey
Robert H. Frailey
Major: CAS/BS '49, CAS/MA '64
Team: Teacher, Coach, Administrator

Frailey served as the head swim coach at American University for 16 seasons before taking the position of Director of Athletics, a title which he held for 23 years. As the swimming coach, Frailey guided his Eagles to six conference championships and never once had a losing season. After taking over as head of the Athletics Department, Frailey became one of the founding members of the Colonial Athletic Association and was a member of the NCAA Executive Committee. Frailey was also the man behind American’s move to the NCAA Division I level and helped to upgrade the entire athletics program.