Coaching Staff

Michelle Fadool '10

Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Fadool has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and head coach in the 13s, 14s, 15s, and 17s age groups. Additionally Fadool has worked summer camps at UNC Chapel Hill under the direction of Head Coach Joe Sagula.

Fadool graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in August 2014 where she earned a dual degree in exercise and sports science and psychology. Fadool is currently a student at Elon University's doctor of physical therapy program and is set to graduate in December 2018.

Fadool was a redshirt freshman at Wingate University prior to transferring to UNC for her sophomore year. Fadool played five years for Triangle as a middle blocker/opposite hitter. During her senior year Fadool was a member of the 18 Black team that “double-qualified” for USAV Junior Nationals in the Open Division. Fadool also helped Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh earn two state championships in 2007 and 2009. She was a co-captain her senior year at Cardinal Gibbons and earned all-conference honors her junior and senior year. During her junior year Fadool was co-recipient of Triangle’s esteemed Board Award.

Mia Fradenburg '16

Fradenburg started playing volleyball at Triangle in the YVP program and continued from 12s through 17s. She graduated early from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill in the spring of 2016. She then joined Triangle's coaching staff following her freshman season for Carolina, during which she appeared in 15 matches and earned ACC Academic Honor Roll. At Triangle, Fradenburg has served as an assistant coach in the 11s and 12s age groups.

Fradenburg was part of four state championship teams at Cardinal Gibbons and was named MVP of the 2015 state championship match, the school's first year competing in 4A. While playing at Triangle she was part of the 16 Black team that made it to the 16 Open championship match at AAU Junior Nationals in 2014, and Fradenburg was named to the all-tournament team. In 2015 she and her 17 Black teammates qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals after taking third place at the Disney Volleyball Showcase. 

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. Throughout his career Freeman has coached over 30 NCAA Division I athletes, including several NCAA national champions. Freeman has coached teams in the 13s, 14s, 17s, and 18s age groups at Triangle. 

In 2015, he led 18 Blue to it's first double qualification season winning 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 two seasons, Freeman has been at the helm of 18 Black, most recently coaching two youth National team participants.

After serving as the volunteer assistant coach at Duke University in 2010, Freeman was named head coach of the Barton College men’s and women’s volleyball teams and served from 2011-2012. He then coached at St. Mary's School in Raleigh and led the Saints to their first appearance in the NCISAA tournament in school history. He is currently in his fifth season as the varsity head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh and has led the Capitals to three consecutive conference championships.

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.