Ryan Frazer
Ryan Frazer
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 626-585-7783
Email: rfrazer@pasadena.edu
Year: 3rd Season in 2024-2025

Career Record: 4 Years, 85-64, .570 win percentage
PCC Record: 2 Years, 41-20, .672
State Tournament Appearances: 1
Regional Finals Appearances: 2, 2022, 2023

On March 16, 2022, Ryan Frazer was selected as the 16th head coach in the 99-year history of the men's basketball program. Frazer was hired as a coach and full-time instructor in the Kinesiology, Health and Athletics Division. Just one year later, he turned the Lancers into a state-ranked squad.

Frazer took a 1-26 program in 2021-22 and came ever-so-close to reaching the this year's CCCAA State Tournament. He guided the Lancers to their most successful season since 2003-2004 as the team finished 22-9, second place in the South Coast Conference North Division, earning the #12 seed in the SoCal Regional Playoffs. From there, PCC won two postseason games over #21 Cerro Coso and an upset of #5 San Diego Miramar. In the regional finals, PCC took #4 San Bernardino Valley to the final minute before the Wolverines edged the Lancers at the finish, 63-58. 

Frazer guided the play of All-State honorable mention wing Jonathan Tchengang, who along with point guard Jayden Winfrey each made the All-South Coast Conference North Division Team. All-SCC HM center Nigel Wilson recently was awarded the CalHOPE Courage Award for March, 2023, in overcoming depression to achieve his goals. Besides making the postseason run, PCC's season was highlighted by an 11-game win streak and a final state #22 ranking. 

In 2023-24, Frazer's Lancers went 19-11 overall, earned the #15 SoCal seed won a first round playoff over Los Angeles Southwest before losing in the regional semifinals to San Diego City. The team once again finished in second place in the SCC North. All-SCC First Team guard Myles Watkins soared to heights as he became the #18 PCC all-time leading scorer in reaching 901 points. Another All-SCC First Teamer Deen Abdur-Rahmann received an All-State honorable mention. Abdur-Rahmann is a member of the 600-point club while conference HM Shant Chenorhavorian joined the 500-point club. 

Prior to PCC, Frazer, 38, coached underdog MiraCosta College, the #21 SoCal seed, to advance all the way to the 2022 CCCAA State Championship tournament. Eventual state champion City College of San Francisco ended the Spartans run, 81-72, in the state quarterfinals. Frazer's team led at one point 39-27 over the state's #1 team and handed the Rams a rare halftime deficit at 41-36. 

MiraCosta (17-15) finished as the fourth-place team from the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. Despite making it into the postseason as the second lowest seed, Frazer's Spartans beat #12 Cerro Coso, 93-70, in the first round of regional play, then shocked both No. 5 Santiago Canyon in Round 2, 84-74, and No. 4 San Diego City, the PCAC champions, in the regional finals, 68-64. SDCC had previously beaten MiraCosta three times, but two of those came down to the final minute in 2-point defeats. 

Frazer spent three seasons (2018-19, 2019-20, *2021-22) as MC's head coach in compiling a 44-44 overall .500 record. In each of the seasons, the Spartans improved in victories and his debut campaign showed a 3-win improvement from MC's previous season. His work with PCC this past season continued that improvement with a career-best 22 victories, a jump of five wins. 

The Lancers last won a conference title in the 1999-2000 season, tying for the South Coast Conference North Division crown with Los Angeles City. PCC has made it to the postseason as recently as the 2019 regionals. Pasadena hasn't reached the state tournament since 1983 when the Lancers lost the state championship game in triple overtime against Cerritos. 

PCC won the 1969 state title under Dan Ayala and perhaps the program's greatest team was the 1967 state champions coached by legendary Jerry Tarkanian, a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and PCC's Court of Champions, a bronze busts yard of the college's all-time greats in athletics. The Lancers finished 35-1 that season. Tarkanian's '68 team reached the state finals only to lose also in triple overtime--also against Cerritos. 

"I have been fortunate to work for programs that have had success at high levels and I know the history of success with Pasadena's men's basketball program," Frazer said. "It is because of these things that I believe I will be able to build a championship contender year in and year out at PCC. More importantly, ensuring our student-athletes are able to transfer to 4-year institutions once they conclude their eligibility. These will be the focal points of the program.  

Prior to MiraCosta, Frazer was an assistant coach at Antelope Valley College for three seasons, assisting the Marauders to a 68-26 record, which included back-to-back Western State Conference Championships. The Marauders also posted consecutive 20-plus win seasons and continued a streak of appearances in the regional playoffs. 

In 2015-17, Frazer spent two seasons as the top assistant at Cal State Dominguez Hills, helping place three Toros on the 2017 All-CCAA Team and serving as their lead recruiter. He also has 4-year university experience while being an assistant coach at Chico State in 2010-11. 

A Southern California native, Frazer played at Palmdale High School, where he would become the boys varsity head coach. In two seasons at Palmdale (2012-13), his team compiled a 20-7 record in 2012, achieved the Golden League title, and made it to the second round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. He finished with a 33-20 overall record and two postseason appearances.

After graduating from Palmdale High, Frazer, a forward, finished his basketball playing career as a community college talent at Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon, Washington.  

Frazer earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Azusa Pacific University in 2008, and two master's degrees, one in sports administration from Fresno Pacific University in 2014 and the other in exercise science at Cal Baptist U. in 2020.

Frazer is married to wife Laura Reynaga, and the couple has three daughters, Alyanna, 16, Zoe, 10, and Yessi, 8. 

*-the 2020-21 season was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.