James Frank

Head Men's and Women's Cross Country & Track Coach

As Head Coach of Cleary University’s men’s and women’s cross country and track program, Frank is responsible for developing the teams.

Frank attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in College Athletic Administration from Coker University in Hartsville, S.C.

He formerly worked as head cross country coach at St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Mich., and assistant track coach at Coker College and Rochester University in Rochester, Mich.

Frank plays an instrumental role in establishing the Cougars’ first season with a full-fledged track program in 2021, and loves the close-knit atmosphere at Cleary.

“We are growing and engaging in new and exciting things,” he says.

Student athletes are attracted to Cleary’s sports program as well as its business education focus, he notes.

“A business degree is the most versatile degree. Every organization needs people with business knowledge,” he says.