Mr. David Frazier (Rutherford High School – Class of 1989) is in his eighteenth year as Rutherford High School’s Director of Athletics. Mr. Frazier served as the President of the NJSIAA in the 2012-13 school year, served on the NJSIAA Executive Committee (2007-14), serves as a Board of Trustee for the New Jersey Athletic Director Association (DAANJ), is a member of several standing committees for the NJSIAA as well as serving as the President of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference (NJIC). Additionally, he serves as supervisor of Health and Physical Education and has served as a teacher of Physical Education as well as head & assistant coach for several sports at RHS.
Mr. Frazier earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from Manhattan College and has a Masters Degree from Montclair State University. In 2004, Mr. Frazier received designation as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association and received Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA) designation in 2019. Among some of his achievements, Mr. Frazier was named the DAANJ North II Sectional Award of Merit Recipient in 2016. and was also named the NJIC Colonial Division Athletic Director of the Year in 2019.
While attending Manhattan College, Mr. Frazier was a two-time Penn Relay Champion (1993 & 94), MAAC Champion, IC4A Champion, and an NCAA Division I All-American in the triple jump. He competed professionally in track and field ranking # 1 in New Jersey and in the top 25 triple jumpers in the U.S. He has used his knowledge of the event to coach New Jersey’s first state champion in the triple jump (Janek Augustynowicz, R.H.S. Class of 2000). Mr. Frazier was inducted into the Rutherford High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 and his 1992 Track team in the Manhattan College HOF in 2017.
Mr. Frazier values athletics and the benefits of athletic participation. Participation promotes sportsmanship and citizenship. It encourages teamwork and teaches many life lessons that translate outside the realm of athletics. Mr. Frazier continues to work at the local, county, and state level to promote athletics in New Jersey. He hopes to continue to bring about positive and innovative changes, while maintaining the proud tradition of Rutherford Athletics.