Gus Fraley is back for his second year as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Tennessee Tech men's basketball staff, following a successful first season in 2013-14 as the Golden Eagle returned to Ohio Valley Conference Tournament play with a first-round win over SIUE.
A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., Fraley spent the 2012-13 season as the director of player personnel at Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State. Prior to his time at TSU, he spent four seasons as the assistant boy's basketball coach at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina.
As the director of operations, Fraley's primary responsibilities include all film production, acquisition, and exchange, as well as the coordination of team travel. He will also assist with the day-to-day operations of the program.
Fraley joined the CHHS staff while still an undergrad at UNC and was part of a coaching staff at CHHS that turned around a struggling program. He helped the Tigers to a pair of conference titles. In 2011-12 the Tigers posted a 26-2 record and ranked No. 1 in Class AAA in North Carolina during the regular season. In 2010-11, Fraley was part of the program that made an appearance in the state semi-finals.
His duties with Chapel Hill included scouting, strength and conditioning, guard/perimeter player development, and organizational aspects for the program. He was also the junior varsity head coach.
While also in North Carolina, Fraley served as an off-season skill development instructor for college and professional players. He provided fast-paced, on-court NBA style individual workouts and skill sessions to players. Fraley also brings vast camp and clinic teaching experience over the past five years.
Fraley graduated from the University of North Carolina in June 2011 with a degree in communications.