Fratz named assistant coach at Maryland

Former Northern Garrett High School great Kaitlynn Fratz has been promoted to assistant coach and is now a permanent member of the coaching staff for the University of Maryland women's basketball team, according to head coach Brenda Frese.

COLLEGE PARK — Former Northern Garrett High School great Kaitlynn Fratz has been promoted to assistant coach and is now a permanent member of the coaching staff for the University of Maryland women's basketball team, as head coach Brenda Frese announced four promotions and an addition to the Terps' staff on Monday.

Current staff members Fratz and Keith Pough, who both served the Terrapins in the interim the past season, will stay on in their roles of assistant coach and assistant director of basketball performance.

Sean Ehlbeck will take over as the director of scouting and Joe Glowacki will take over as the director of video. Frese welcomes Lindsey Spann, who recently served as a graduate assistant at South Carolina, to the staff as the director of recruiting operations and player personnel.

"Both Kaitlynn and Keith earned their positions all year long in the roles they undertook," Frese said. "They have a tireless work ethic and incredible passion for Maryland and our program. I am beyond thrilled to extend them the opportunity to be with us for a very long time in their careers."

Fratz, a native of Accident, joined Frese's staff in the summer of 2017 and assisted with numerous day-to-day tasks, including making recruiting materials, recruit scheduling, advance scouting and practice planning as the director of scouting and player development. This year, she took over assistant coach responsibilities, including developing scouting reports, recruiting and on-court preparation.

Fratz played her junior and senior seasons in college at California University of Pennsylvania, where she led the Vulcans to the 2015 Division II NCAA championship. Fratz was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. She averaged 14.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals in 34.2 minutes per game her senior season.

At Northern Garrett, where she was a four-year letter winner, Fratz earned four straight first team All-AMAC honors and was named AMAC Player of the Year twice.

She was also twice named Cumberland Times-News Area Player of the Year and the Cumberland Times-News Student-Athlete of the Year. Fratz holds career school records for points, assists and steals. She broke the Garrett County record for points (2,103) and helped lead Northern to the 2011 state championship game.

The Terrapins were 29-5 last season and won the Big Ten regular season title. They advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the fifth straight year and then went to the NCAA second round.

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