Coaching Staff

Michael Frank

Frank joined Triangle in 2012 after relocating from Boston. Frank has played and coached volleyball since high school where he was a three-year varsity member and all-conference selection, going on to play at Northeastern University and earning all-conference honors before graduating in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Frank's extensive coaching experience includes 15 years coaching boys' and girls' high school and club. In Massachusetts for the Beantown boys club, Frank's teams qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals at both 16s and 17s (the first team from New England ever to qualify for boys or girls in Open), finishing in the top 25 each time. His girls team at SMASH Volleyball for USAV Junior Nationals in 2011 as well. As head coach at Brookline High School, Frank's teams earned multiple league and district championships, and he was named 2011 D1 girls coach of the year.

At Triangle, Frank has served as a resource coach, head coach of 14 AAU and 16 White, and assistant coach of 18 Black. Frank works as a senior consultant at Thorburn Associates. He and his wife, Melanie, have two boys, Asher and Gavin.

Jim Freeman

Freeman, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University before moving to the Raleigh area. Freeman served as head volleyball coach and assistant director of athletics at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh from 1991-2010. During his 19 years at the helm of the Crusaders, Freeman led Cardinal Gibbons to 10 state championships and 12 conference titles. His career record at Cardinal Gibbons stands at 426-117 (.785), a mark that also includes 12 consecutive appearances in the state championship. Most recently, Freeman spent five seasons as the varsity head coach at Broughton High School where he lead the Capitals to three consecutive conference championships. Throughout his career Freeman has coached over 30 NCAA Division I athletes, including several NCAA national champions and multiple NCAA All-Americans.  

Freeman began his tenure with Triangle volleyball club in 2004 and has coached teams in the 13s, 14s, 17s, and 18s age groups. In 2015, he led 18 Blue to it's first double qualification season winning the Disney Qualifier and finishing 3rd at Big South. The following season, 18 Blue repeated the feat, winning Beast of the Southeast and finishing runner up at NEQ. For the past three seasons, Freeman has been at the helm of 18 Black, coaching two youth National team participants, and notching an open level qualification in the 2019 season. 

Most recently, Freeman was hired at Duke University as the Director of Volleyball Operations. Freeman previously worked with the Blue Devils during their 2010 season as a volunteer coach. During that season, he assisted with the analysis of team and opponents and helped the the Blue Devils to an ACC Championship and an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA tournament. 

Pam French

French began coaching as a parent volunteer in Triangle’s Youth Volleyball Program in September 2015. Since that time she has worked countless hours in Triangle’s youth programs including Triangle Junior League. French has coached in youth summer leagues and is an avid player both indoor and on the beach. French played competitively throughout high school and two years of club volleyball while attending the University of Minnesota.

French works as a veterinary technician at Leesville Animal Hospital and has two children, Luke and Mya.

Tammi Fries

Fries (pronounced freeze) is a North Carolina native originally from Winnabow and has extensive collegiate and club playing and coaching experience. As an opposite hitter and occasional lefty middle blocker, she was a four-year letter winner for Campbell's Fighting Camels and was voted MVP in 2002. Fries served as team co-captain in 2003 and earned academic all-conference honors all four years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

Upon graduation Fries went to University of Florida where she earned a master's degree in sport management while also teaching volleyball physical education classes to undergraduate students. While in Gainesville she coached both club (Gainesville Juniors) and high school (Buchholz HS) volleyball and also served as an operations intern for the Florida Gators women's volleyball team in Spring 2006.

Fries began her collegiate coaching career at East Tennessee State (ETSU) serving as both an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for five years. In 2010, Fries was instrumental in the Buccaneers 26-9 season which landed them in the A-Sun Conference tournament championship.

From ETSU Fries went to Southern Illinois (Carbondale) where she served one year as an assistant coach before returning to North Carolina to serve as the assistant coach at Queen's University of Charlotte. During her tenure at Queen's she coached Triangle alum Elizabeth Bialkowski '12 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2013. In 2013 Fries received AVCA's prestigious "Thirty under 30" award recognizing up and coming coaching talent at all levels in the sport. Fries served terms on AVCA's Assistant Coaches Committee and Division II subcommittee and was a member of the JVA subcommittee.

Fries returned to her alma mater in 2015 and currently serves as Campbell's Director of Annual Giving in the Institutional Advancement department. She and her husband Jared, live in Coats, NC with their two daughters Layla and Abigail.