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William Samuel Frieder (born March 3, 1942) is a former basketball coach at Michigan (1981–1989) and Arizona State (1989–1997). Frieder's 1985–86 team was the last Michigan team to win a Big Ten Championship until the 2011–12 team.
Frieder (right) with Johnny Orr, 1976
|Born||March 3, 1942|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||8–6 (NCAA Division I)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Big Ten regular season (1985, 1986)
|AP Coach of the Year (1985)|
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1985)
Just before the 1989 NCAA Tournament, Frieder announced that he would leave Michigan for Arizona State at the end of the season. Michigan athletic director Bo Schembechler ordered Frieder to leave immediately, and named top assistant Steve Fisher as the interim coach for the tournament. Schembechler famously announced, "A Michigan man will coach Michigan, not an Arizona State man." The Wolverines went on to win the tournament and Fisher was officially given the head coaching job. Michigan credits the 1988–89 team's regular season to Frieder and the NCAA tournament to Fisher.
Frieder resigned from Arizona State in 1997 following a point-shaving scandal which affected the program in 1994.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten Conference) (1980–1989)|
|1984–85||Michigan||26–4||16–2||1st||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|1985–86||Michigan||28–5||14–4||1st||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|1986–87||Michigan||20–12||10–8||5th||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|1987–88||Michigan||26–8||13–5||2nd||NCAA Division I Sweet 16|
|1988–89||Michigan||24–7||12–6||3rd||see note below|
|Arizona State Sun Devils (Pacific-10 Conference) (1989–1997)|
|1989–90||Arizona State||15–16||6–12||T–7th||NIT First Round|
|1990–91||Arizona State||20–10||10–8||T–3rd||NCAA Division I Second Round|
|1991–92||Arizona State||19–14||9–9||T–5th||NIT Second Round|
|1992–93||Arizona State||18–10||11–7||T–3rd||NIT First Round|
|1993–94||Arizona State||15–13||10–8||T–4th||NIT First Round|
|1994–95||Arizona State||24–9*||12–6||3rd||NCAA Division I Sweet 16|
Postseason invitational champion
Frieder was fired prior to coaching in the 1989 NCAA Tournament * 2 NCAA Tournament wins and 1 NCAA Tournament loss were later vacated ** Record at Arizona State includes vacated games *** Final record includes vacated games
- Cummings, D. L. (1995). "Frieder Looks on Sunny Side at Arizona State." New York Daily News. March 22.
- (1997). "Frieder Resigns at Arizona State." The New York Times. September 11.
- (1988) "Basket Case – The Frenetic Life of Michigan Coach Bill Frieder" by Bill Frieder with Jeff Mortimer
- ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia (2009)