Gus Fraley enters his fifth year as a member of the Tennessee Tech men's basketball staff, beginning a new role for 2017-18 after being named an assistant coach in July 2017. He previously served for four years as the team's director of basketball operations .
A native of Fayetteville, Tenn., Fraley spent the 2012-13 season as the director of player personnel at Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee State. Prior to his time at TSU, he spent four seasons as the assistant boy's basketball coach at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina.
As the director of operations, Fraley's primary responsibilities included all film production, acquisition, and exchange, as well as the coordination of team travel. He also assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program.
Fraley joined the CHHS staff while still an undergrad at UNC and was part of a coaching staff at CHHS that turned around a struggling program. He helped the Tigers to a pair of conference titles. In 2011-12 the Tigers posted a 26-2 record and ranked No. 1 in Class AAA in North Carolina during the regular season. In 2010-11, Fraley was part of the program that made an appearance in the state semi-finals.
His duties with Chapel Hill included scouting, strength and conditioning, guard/perimeter player development, and organizational aspects for the program. He was also the junior varsity head coach.
While also in North Carolina, Fraley served as an off-season skill development instructor for college and professional players. He provided fast-paced, on-court NBA style individual workouts and skill sessions to players. Fraley also brings vast camp and clinic teaching experience over the past five years.
Fraley graduated from the University of North Carolina in June 2011 with a degree in communications.