Liberty and Stone Bridge tapped rival athletic programs to find their new boys' basketball coaches when Patrick Frazer and Sonny Green were hired last week to lead the Eagles and Bulldogs, respectively.
Frazer comes to Liberty with more than a little familiarity with the Eagles' program, having spent the past seven years coaching against the Eagles as an assistant to Wayne Brizzi at Fauquier. Frazer headed the Falcons freshman team in 1998 and served as the school's head junior varsity coach from 1999 to 2004.
Frazer, a 1991 graduate of Fauquier, received his undergraduate and master's degrees from George Mason. He replaces Mike Darnell, who left after one season with the Eagles to take the head coaching job at North Stafford.
"We are very excited to have Pat coming on board as our head coach," Liberty Athletic Director Jerry Carter said in a statement. "He has worked in a successful program and has had a great mentor in Wayne Brizzi. Pat will bring great enthusiasm and intensity to our program."
Green will take over at Stone Bridge after spending the past three seasons serving as an assistant at nearby Loudoun Valley. Green also played college basketball at Fairmont State in West Virginia.
He replaces Mark Alexander, an Air Force reservist who was called to active duty just before the end of this past season.
"We thought [Green's] experience as a player and a coach would make him a great addition," Stone Bridge Athletic Director Dave Hembach said. "He's coached at a couple different places, and his references were just outstanding. He's upbeat and is a good communicator with kids. He's a good fit for our program."