Chester Frazier Hired at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — As The Voice of Morgantown first reported days ago, Chester Frazier will join the West Virginia Mountaineers coaching staff as the associate head coach!

Frazier, 38, was an assistant at Illinois and a former starting point guard for the Fighting Illini. Frazier is also a former assistant at Kansas State and Virginia Tech, and is highly regarded as an outstanding coach/recruiter.

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood announced to the media tonight that Frazier was leaving the Illinois basketball program to become the Associate Head Coach at West Virginia had the following to say about Frazier: “Chester Frazier is one of the brightest young stars in the coaching profession. Chester is a leader, a competitor, and a winner. He’s achieved great success, as a player here and as a coach at both Kansas State and Virginia Tech. His work ethic on the court and on the recruiting trail, combined with the strong relationships he builds with players.”

Underwood added: “I’m excited for him. He came here wanting to win championships because he didn’t as a player, and he came away with two. I’m excited his path as associate head coach is the next step. Excited it puts him back in a vicinity where his name recognition will really I think pay off for him in his desire to be a head coach. He was fantastic and wish him nothing but the best.”

Frazier, a Baltimore, Maryland native, earned a bachelor’s degree from Illinois in recreation management in 2009. He and his wife Sarah (also an Illinois graduate) have two children, daughter, Chandler and son, Cameron.