The Spirit of Toms River South Baseball is the first major film to turn the spotlight on Toms River High School South and legendary Indians Baseball head coach, Ken Frank. Coach Frank not only is New Jersey’s winningest baseball coach, he also is a dedicated mentor who has had a profound impact on the lives of countless players during the past four decades. The 2017 season will be his 40th year as head coach.
The film shows former players, many of whom regularly attend spirited games in Ken Frank Baseball Stadium, proudly watching their sons follow in their footsteps. It also includes interviews with sports insiders who share entertaining stories that gave rise to the legend of Coach Frank and Indians baseball. Interest in the film will extend beyond sports fans at the Shore, as the documentary shows how tough love can help young people win in sports and in life.
The film, which will run up to one hour, highlights the remarkable link between Toms River and great baseball players. Todd Frazier, a South alumnus and star on Toms River’s 1998 Little League World Series Championship team, is currently third baseman for the Chicago White Sox. He has played as a Major League All-Star, and was the 2015 Home Run Derby champion. Universities from around the country recruit from South not only because the players know the fundamentals of the game, the boys also have been shaped by Coach Frank into respectful, young men. (More)
Coach Ken Frank signals to a player during the Ocean County Tournament championship game against Toms River North played at Toms River East.
The Hitting Indians Home Field
Below are a few short videos -- memorable moments from the 2016 season.