Leading the North Central men’s lacrosse program into its inaugural season is head coach Billy Frick, a long-time veteran of the sport in playing, officiating and coaching roles.
Frick comes to Minneapolis from Pennsylvania, where he served as assistant coach for the Susquehanna University men’s lacrosse team for the past four years, specializing in goalkeeping and faceoff positions while also running the substitution box. During his time with the Crusaders, he helped coach 11 all-conference players, which includes both a Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year, five All-Americans and three scholar All-Americans. Susquehanna won the Landmark titles in 2013 and 2014, advancing to the NCAA Tournament both years.
In addition to coaching, Frick has served as director of lacrosse for Rochester (NY) Fellowship of Christian Athletes, board member for the Pennsylvania state FCA board, and spent 20 years as a lacrosse official. Since 2006, he has been a pastor in the United Methodist denomination; prior to that, he was a school chaplain.
Coach Frick has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Christian World College of Theology (Salisbury, Md.). He is expected to complete coursework on a Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary (King of Prussia, Pa.) in the fall.
Frick has been married to his wife Diana for 14 years; they have one son, Braydon, and recently moved to Bloomington, Minn.