Maplewood Richmond Heights basketball coach Corey Frazier is out as head boys basketball coach, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Frazier has said he will not return after this school year. He said it was a mutual decision by MRH and himself. Frazier has coached at MRH for 16 years.
According to the announcement from MRH, Frazier is a teaching assistant in the “Blue Devil Etiquette Center” (the high school’s in-school suspension program). The program is being revamped from its current model to one that is based in restorative practices, which necessitates Frazier’s specific position being reorganized into a certified teaching position. While the district’s goal is always to have its coaches be full time employees, no extra-duty coaching contracts have been offered for the 2017-18 academic year, as they are all on a year-to-year basis.
In the fall, 2016, Frazier was named to coach for the USA Olympic team. In the recent season, MRH went 13-14 and finished as the Class 3 District 5 runner-up to Cardinal Ritter.