Frank GrandThrows Coach
Frank Grand is in his third year of coaching with the Trojans, and has a proven record of success over his first two outstanding seasons working with the throws group. Grand, a native of New Orleans, La., graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2002, Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Computer Science and Math minor. He competed for the Lions on an athletic scholarship in the shot put and discus and was a three-time Southland Conference All-Academic Team member as well as a 2002 Verizon District VI Academic All-American. Grand also holds a Master of Science degree in Education from Old Dominion University.
Grand began his coaching career in 2002 as the throws coach and team strength and conditioning coach at Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, Va. After two years there, he moved across town and started the cross country and track and field programs at Freedom High School as an assistant head coach and spent three years working with all aspects of strength and conditioning as well as serving as the primary coach for all field event athletes. After moving to South Carolina in the summer of 2007, Grand began working with the T.L. Hanna High School cross country team and with the distance runners on the track and field teams.
In his high school coaching career, coach Grand’s athletes have earned five all-state honors, 15 all-region honors, and 48 all-district honors.
In their first year under Grand, the Trojan throwers made significant strides and set multiple school records, while earning three conference titles in the women’s shot put, discus and hammer throws. Lauren Sloan also earned Conference Carolina’s Field Event athlete of the year.
Coach Grand is a United States Track and Field (USATF) Level I and Level II (Throws) certified coach and currently lives with his wife, Meagan, and three daughters, twins Lila and Julia, and Katie in Pendleton, South Carolina.