ATLANTA -- Georgia State baseball coach Greg Frady will be inducted into the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame.
The organization's 2017 induction ceremonies will be held Friday, Jan. 13 from 12-2 p.m. at the Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Entering his 11th season at the helm of the GSU program, Frady is Georgia State's winningest head coach, recording the most wins in school history with 307 and the highest winning percentage at .539.
Actively promoting the game of baseball at all levels, Frady is a long-time member of the Georgia Dugout Club and the founder and chair of the organization's Ethics Committee.
Before Frady took the helm at Georgia State, the program had achieved just two winning seasons in its history, but he has guided the Panthers to six 30-win seasons, including the school's first conference title and NCAA berth in 2009. His program has produced three All-Americans, four Freshman All-Americans, three preseason All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans and 42 all-conference or all-rookie honorees. In the last four years alone, eight different Panthers have earned a total of 11 All-America awards.
Another milestone for the program came in 2014 when former Panther pitcher David Buchanan, recruited and coached by Frady, became Georgia State baseball’s first Major Leaguer with the Philadelphia Phillies. He is one of seven future big league players Frady has helped develop in the college ranks. More than 100 of his former players have been drafted or signed professional contracts, including five GSU players drafted over the last three years.
Along with his duties at Georgia State, Frady recently completed a highly successful 11-year stint as the head coach of the German National Team, and in July 2016, he was inducted into the German Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame. In 2013, one of his pupils became the first product of the German baseball system to reach the Major Leagues when Donald Lutz made his debut with the Cincinnati Reds, and two more German team members have also advanced to the Majors. Frady won more than 100 games in international competition from 2004-14, and in 2010, he was named European Coach of the Year.
Before he was named head coach at Georgia State in June 2006, Frady spent two seasons as the Panthers' associate head coach under Mike Hurst, who is also in the Georgia Dugout Club Hall of Fame. Frady came to GSU after seven season as associate head coach at UCF, and before that, he won 187 games in six years as the head coach at North Florida Community College. In 16 seasons as a collegiate head coach, Frady has earned 494 victories.
Frady is a native of Ellijay, Ga., and a graduate of Gilmer High School. He played college baseball at Troy State, where he was a member of the Trojans' NCAA Division II national championship team in 1986.