Mike Frogley

Place of Birth: Ottawa, Ont.
Resides: Toronto, Ont.
Birthday: 17-12-1965
Height: 5'9"
Occupation: National Academy Director and Head Coach
Coaching Since: 1989

Biography

Mike Frogley is highly regarded among the greatest wheelchair basketball minds in the world. He is a leader, a mentor, and an innovator who is actively involved in the development of the sport at all levels.

Frogley began playing basketball when he was 10 years old. He was injured in a car accident in 1986 and was introduced to wheelchair basketball while at a rehabilitation centre in Ottawa. He started playing competitively almost immediately with the Ottawa Royals program.

He made Team Canada in 1989 and competed with the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, where Canada placed fourth.

Frogley would later move behind the Canadian bench, serving as the head coach of the Men’s National Team from 1996-2004. He guided Team Canada to Paralympic supremacy for the first time in program history with back-to-back gold medals in 2000 and 2004, as well as a Paralympic silver medal in 2008.

Frogley also served as an assistant coach in 2006 as the Canadian men won their first World Championship title.

In 1993, Frogley returned to his alma mater to coach the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball program. He went on to foster a legacy of excellence in men’s and women’s collegiate wheelchair basketball, both at Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Illinois, leading his teams to a combined 12 national championship titles.

With unwavering dedication and an unparalleled work ethic, Frogley is renowned for his desire to empower those around him to achieve their very best each and every day, both on and off the basketball court.

Interesting Facts

  • Frogley has a Master of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Awards / Highlights

  • Received the Bob Szyman Leadership Award for long-term leadership and development in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, Junior Division (2009)
  • Inducted into Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame (Team) – 2001, 2005, 2007
  • Received the Harold Sharper Achievement Award for Outstanding Service Towards Individuals with Disabilities (2000)
  • Received the Bill Stewart Memorial Award for Outstanding Leadership While Working with Individuals with Disabilities (1998)
  • The Michael Frogley Leadership Award was instituted at Colonel By Secondary School in Gloucester, Ontario, Canada (1991)

Major International Competition

Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Other
Head Coach
Paralympic Games: 3 2 (’00, ’04) 1 (’08)
World Championships: 3 1 (’06) 2 (’98, ’02)
Athlete
Paralympic Games: 1 4th (’92)
World Championships: 1 1 (’90)

Competitive Experience

Level Team Location Year
International Head Coach, Canada (SMNT) Canada 1996-2004; 2008
International Assistant Coach, Canada (SMNT) Canada 2006
International Assistant Coach, Canada (SWNT) Canada 1995-1996
International Player, Canada (SMNT) Canada 1989-1992
Club (domestic) Head Coach, University of Illinois United States 1997-2013
Club (domestic) Head Coach, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater United States 1993-1997
Club (domestic) Player, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater United States 1989-1993
Club (domestic) Player, Ottawa Royals Ontario (Canada) 1988

Career Notes

2013: Named the Director of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Academy… 4th place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2012: 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2011: 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2010: 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2009: 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2008: 2nd place at Paralympic Games in Beijing, China (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 2nd place at North American Cup in Birmingham, USA (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Pre-Paralympic Test Series in Osnabrück, Germany (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Good Luck Beijing Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Assistant Coach, domestic)…

2007: 1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2006: 1st place at World Championships in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Assistant Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2005: 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Women’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2004: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at North American Cup (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 2nd place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)…1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2003: 1st place at Parapan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at North American Cup (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2002: 3rd place at World Championship in Kitakyushu, Japan (Head Coach, Team Canada, Men)… 1st place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Vitória, Brazil (Head Coach, Team Canada)… 1st place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWWBT) in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2001: 1st place at Roosevelt Cup (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 2nd place at Final Four of Division 1 of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team (Head Coach, domestic)… 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Women’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

2000: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Pre-Paralympic Test Series in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Roosevelt World Basketball Challenge in Warm Springs, USA (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 2nd place at Final Four of Division 1 of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Women’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1999: 2nd place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at Roosevelt Cup (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… Final Four of Division 1 of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 3rd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Women’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1998: 3rd place at World Championships in Sydney, Australia (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 2nd place at Americas Qualification Tournament in Winnipeg, MB (Head Coach, Team Canada Men)… 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Men’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)… 4th place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Illinois Women’s Team in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1997: 2nd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1996: 1st place at Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia (Assistant Coach, Team Canada Women)… 1st place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1995: 3rd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1994: 3rd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in USA (Head Coach, domestic)…

1993: 3rd place at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater & named First Team All American in USA (player, domestic)…

1992: 4th place at Paralympic Games in Barcelona, Spain (player Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championship with Team Ontario in Ottawa, ON (player, domestic)…

1991: 1st place at Stoke Mandeville World Games in Stoke Mandeville, England (player, Team Canada)… 1st place at National Championship with Team Ontario in Vancouver, BC (player, domestic)… 2nd place at National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater & named Second Team All American in USA (player, domestic)…

1990: 3rd place at World Championship in Bruges, Belgium (player, Team Canada)… 2nd place at National Championship with Team Ontario in Vancouver, BC (player, domestic)… Competed at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NIWBT) with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater & named First Team All American in USA (player, domestic)…

1989: 1st place at Stoke Mandeville World Games in Stoke Mandeville, England (player, Team Canada)…

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