Frasier led the Fort girls to their first league title in cross country in 2018. Last fall, the Trapper girls earned another league title and their first 2A district title.
Frasier said he will remain a teacher at Fort, where he teaches history and the college prep program AVID.
“We’ve been able to help a lot of underrepresented kids to college,” Frasier said. “But many of those kids, once they get to college, struggle because they don’t get enough support, especially the ones that go the junior college route. I saw this job as an opportunity to continue to help those kids succeed.”
Frasier will be joined at Clark by assistant Kailey Sears. But breaking the news to his runners at Fort was hard.
“That was one of the most brutal things I’ve ever had to do,” Frasier said.
A graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School where he competed in cross country, basketball and baseball, Frasier studied at Clark College for two years before earning a bachelor’s degree at Corban University in Salem, Ore., and a Masters in Teaching at Concordia University.
“I am very excited to welcome Owen to the Penguin Family,” Clark athletic director Laura McMasters said. “His student-centered approach along with his local success has me very excited to see where he will take the program in the coming years.”