- Scott Frear (football coach)
College coach infobox
Name = Scott Frear
College = University of Saint Mary
OverallRecord = 10-18-0
Awards = 2002 KCAC Coach of the Year
CFbDWID = 4612
Coach = Trigger
CoachTeams = Saint Mary
Scott Frear was an
American footballcoach in the United Statesand Finland. He left coaching abruptly after facing charges of child pornography.
Assistant collegiate coaching
Frear worked at
Avila University[ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_/ai_n11778775 Topeka Capital-Journal] "Briefly in Sports"] as an offensive coordinator [ [http://www.victorysportsnetwork.com/article.php?articleID=1253 Victory Sports Network] ] and was a part of bringing the program into existence. [ [http://www.pitch.com/2000-02-24/culture/are-you-ready-for-some-college-football The Pitch] "Are You Ready for Some (College) Football?" Mike Walker, February 24, 2000] He also spent two seasons at Lindenwood Universityas the Defensive Line coach. Frear started his coaching career in 1989 at Wayne State Collegewhere he spent four seasons as the Defensive Line coach. [ [http://www.northern.edu/athletics/depthome/fb/Schedules/2003/FBWeekly090903.pdf#3 Northern State University] "Weekly Wolves Notes" September 9, 2003]
Coaching outside the US
Coach Frear also spent eight years coaching football outside of the United states, including six years with the Finnish national team. Frear helped lead the Finnish team to three European Gold Medals as the Defensive and Special Teams Coordinator. During this period he served as Head Coach of the Arctic Circle Stars in
Rovaniemi, Finland. [ [http://www.northern.edu/athletics/depthome/fb/Schedules/2003/FBWeekly090903.pdf#3 Northern State University] "Weekly Wolves Notes" September 9, 2003]
Coach Frear also spent eight years coaching football overseas, including six years with the Finnish national team. While in Finland, Frear helped lead the Finnish team to three European Gold Medals as the Defensive and Special Teams Coordinator. During this period he served as Head Coach of the ArCtic Circle Stars in
Rovaniemi, Finland. While in Finalnd, he encouraged Seppo Ovie Evwaraye to emigrate to the United States to play football for the University of Nebraska[ [http://journalstar.com/articles/2005/09/03/huskerextra/doc431935e3af47a452710111.txt Husker Extra] "From Finland to Nebraska" by Brian Christopherson, September 3, 2005]
University of St. Mary's
Frear was named the second head
college footballcoach for the University of Saint Mary Spires located in Leavenworth, Kansasand he held that position for three seasons, from 2002until 2004. His coaching record at St. Mary's was 10 wins, 18 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him second at St. Mary's in total wins and second at St. Mary's in winning percentage. [ [http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/naia/kcac/saint_mary/coaching_records.php Saint Mary Coaching Records ] ] Frear was awarded the 2002 Kansas Collegiate Athletic ConferenceCoach of the year.
Frear was hired at Saint Mary in December 2001, and after his first season at the school he was named Coach of the Year by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Saint Mary was his first head-coaching job in the college ranks.
Frear suddenly resigned on the morning of August 16, 2005 when the university was made aware that federal authorities were investigating Frear on charges of child pornography. [ [http://www.lansingcurrent.com/news/2006/jan/05/former_usm_coach_indicted/ Lansing Current] "Former USM coach indicted" by John Taylor,
January 5, 2005] He was later indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges [ [http://www.kcstar.com/ Kansas City Star] "Ex-Coach Will face Child Porn Charges" by Dawn Borman and Robert A Cronkleton, January 1, 2006] and would eventually plead guilty to those charges. [ [http://www.basehorinfo.com/news/2006/jun/15/former_coach_pleads/ Basehor Sentinel] "Former coach pleads guilty-Scott Frear faces 5 to 20 years in child pornography case" by Caroline Trowbridge, June 15, 2006] Of the potential 5 to 20 years in prison faced, [ [http://www.cjonline.com/stories/061006/bre_porn.shtml Topeka Capital-Journal] "Ex-coach pleads guilty to child porn charge" June 10, 2006] he was sentenced for 13 years. [ [http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-23080563_ITM Kansas City Star] "Former football coach gets 13 years in pornography case" by Robert A. Cronkleton October 31, 2006]
* [http://www.gospires.com/ University of St. Mary's Spires] Official Athletic Site
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