Coach Ron Fraser
Coach Ronald "Ron" Fraser (June 25, 1933 – January 20, 2013) bronze statue sculpted by artist Zenos Frudakis. Ron Fraser coached the college baseball team at the University of Miami from 1963 to 1992. Coach Fraser, nicknamed the "Wizard of College Baseball," was one of the most successful coaches in NCAA baseball history, and was also responsible for bringing college baseball to a new level of public awareness. The Miami Hurricanes baseball team went from being on the brink of being "contracted" to being the toast of college baseball under Fraser's tenure.
Size: 7-feet tall
Location: University of Miami, Miami, Florida
Comment on Sculpture:
“Papi is home, welcoming fans into the gates, just as he should be. It looks so real; it's like he's here. It's so amazing how [sculptor Zenos Frudakis] captured his smiling eyes .”
- Elizabeth Fraser Kraut
Daughter of Ron Fraser