Coaches

Robyn Fralick
Head Coach

Robyn Fralick begins her first year as head coach of the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team. BGSU Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger announced Fralick's hiring on April 3, 2018, and her introductory press conference was held the following afternoon.

Fralick, the architect of the two greatest offensive seasons in NCAA Division II women’s basketball history, came to BGSU after 10 seasons at Ashland University, the last three as head coach.

Fralick enters the 2018-19 season with a head-coaching record of 104-3, for an incredible winning percentage of .972. The Eagles won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2016-17 before returning to the national championship game and earning a runner-up finish in ‘17-18.

Fralick’s winning percentage is the best in NCAA history at any level (minimum of 100 games coached).

"We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce Coach Fralick as the next women’s basketball head coach,” Moosbrugger said. “Robyn is a tremendous coach, leader and role model to young women. While her record and awards speak for themselves, what impressed me the most was the love for the game, teaching and developing young women.”

Fralick was named the 2018 United States Marine Corps/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year.

Fralick and the Eagles advanced to the NCAA Division II national championship game four times between 2012 and 2018, with national championships in both 2013 and ‘17, and runner-up finishes in 2012 and '18. AU won 73 consecutive games, the longest streak in NCAA Division II history, before a loss in the 2018 national title game.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to be the Head Coach at Bowling Green State University,” Fralick said. “I am keenly aware of the rich tradition of the women’s basketball program and am honored to be leading this team. BGSU is a great mix of both academic and athletic excellence, and I am eager for my family to become a part of the community and to get started.”

Ashland finished the 2017-18 season with a 36-1 record. The Eagles scored 3,644 points on the season, the highest single-season total in the history of NCAA women’s basketball, regardless of division. Two of Ashland’s three seniors, Laina Snyder and Andi Daugherty, scored over 2,000 points in their collegiate careers, while the team’s third senior, Julie Worley, scored over 1,000 career points and was named the NCAA Division II Tournament’s Elite 90 Award winner. That award goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

AU sophomore Jodi Johnson was named the 2017-18 NCAA Division II Player of the Year by both the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), and both Johnson and Snyder were named D2CCA First-Team All Americans, while Daugherty earned third-team honors.

The Eagles posted a perfect 20-0 record in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for the second-straight season. Fralick and Johnson earned GLIAC Coach- and Player-of-the-Year honors, respectively, in 2017-18.

The success of the 2017-18 season came on the heels of a 2016-17 campaign that was one of the most impressive in women’s basketball history. The ‘16-17 season saw Fralick guide Ashland to the first 37-0 record in the history of Division II women’s basketball, and the program’s second national championship. Ashland scored the most points in a season in D-II women’s hoops history at 3,456, a record broken by the 2017-18 Eagles.

After the season, Fralick was named Coach of the Year by the WBCA, the NCAA Division II Basketball Bulletin, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Columbus Dispatch for the state of Ohio.

In 2015-16, Fralick’s first year at the helm, Ashland went 31-2, hosted the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional tournament, and won the GLIAC Tournament, GLIAC regular season and GLIAC South Division championships. AU finished the season ranked No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 coaches’ poll.

Fralick earned both GLIAC and Columbus Dispatch Ohio Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year honors for her efforts as a rookie head coach.

Fralick was an assistant coach during her first three seasons with the Eagles, and was the program’s associate head coach from 2011-12 to 2014-15. During her time as associate head coach, the Eagles were 113-21 (.843).

As associate head coach, Fralick handled a number of responsibilities, including serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator and being heavily involved in scouting, practice preparation and on-the-floor coaching. During her first four seasons, Fralick focused on perimeter play and guard development. She worked with post players the last several seasons in that role. During Fralick’s seven seasons as an assistant coach, the Eagles won 74 percent of their games.

The 2011-12 campaign saw the Eagles go undefeated in GLIAC regular-season play and win the GLIAC tournament. AU hosted the Midwest Regional and went on to finish as the Division II runner-up with a final record of 33-2.

The 2012-13 season was an historic one, as the Eagles again won GLIAC regular-season and tourney titles. AU hosted and won the Midwest Regional tournament and won the first national championship in school history, finishing the season at 37-1.

The 2014-15 season started slow for the Eagles with a youth-filled roster, but they finished strong with a 25-9 record, including a Sweet Sixteen finish in the NCAA tournament.

Before heading to Ashland, Fralick was an assistant coach at the University of Toledo during the 2007-08 season. She served as the director of basketball operations at Western Michigan University from 2005-07, and was an assistant coach at Appalachian State University during the 2004-05 campaign.

Fralick enjoyed a stellar playing career at Davidson College (2000-04). When she left the program, she was fourth in career assists, eighth in career steals and 12th in career free throw percentage. Fralick played in 114 games and started 64 contests for the Wildcats.

Fralick is a 2004 graduate of Davidson, having earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in religion. She earned her master’s degree in counselor education from Western Michigan in 2007.

A native of Okemos, Mich., the former Robyn Flewelling had a decorated career at Okemos High School.

She earned second team all-state honors on the hardwood as a junior, and was named to the All-Michigan Fifth Team as a senior. A three-time all-league selection, she was voted one of the top 100 players in Michigan her final two seasons and was named team MVP for the 1999-2000 campaign. In addition to her basketball honors, she was named all-league in soccer as well as honorable mention all-league in softball.

Fralick was inducted into the OHS Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2017.

Fralick and her husband, Tim, have a son, William, and a daughter, Clara. During Robyn's three-year head-coaching tenure at Ashland, Tim was a volunteer assistant coach on the AU staff.

Kim Cameron
Assistant Coach

Kim Cameron begins her first season on the women's basketball staff at Bowling Green State University. Head coach Robyn Fralick announced Cameron's hiring on May 10, 2018.

Cameron, like Fralick, came to BGSU after a highly-successful tenure at a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) school. She joined the Falcon program after spending 13 seasons on the staff at Michigan Technological University, the last eight as head coach. She compiled an impressive 181-53 record as head coach, leaving Michigan Tech with the highest winning percentage (.774) in program history.

“I am thrilled to have Kim Cameron join us at Bowling Green State University,” said Fralick. “She is a winner. She loves the game and, more importantly, she loves the players in her care. We had a great rivalry during our Ashland and Michigan Tech days and I always had so much respect for her as a coach and person. I am grateful she chose to come work together to be part of the rich tradition of BGSU women’s basketball. We are very fortunate to have her.”

During her tenure at MTU, her alma mater, Cameron became the first Division II coach in Tech history to lead the team to a national title game appearance, taking the Huskies to the championship game in 2011. She was named the GLIAC Coach of the Year in both 2011 and ‘15, and also was the 2011 WBCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

“I would like to thank Coach Fralick for the opportunity to join a BGSU Women’s Basketball program with such a strong tradition,” said Cameron. “The players, the department, and the people have been amazing. During my time in the GLIAC I was able to watch the success that Coach Fralick’s teams have accomplished. The records are remarkable, but the culture and character of her teams are what make programs great. I feel honored to be surrounded by people who want the very best experiences for their players.

“I am also extremely grateful for my time at Michigan Tech. Over 17 years, The school gave me an opportunity to play college athletics, as well as lead their women’s basketball program for the last eight years. The people there taught me about culture, love and tradition, and I hope to be able to align that with the vision of this program.”

Cameron led MTU to five GLIAC North Division titles, two GLIAC Tournament championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances. She coached 19 all-conference selections, five All-Midwest Region honorees and four All-Americans, and her team earned a spot on the WBCA Top-25 Team GPA list in seven of her eight years. The Huskies finished second in the nation on that list in 2017.

Cameron’s first season as head coach, the 2010-11 campaign, saw the Huskies vastly exceed expectations. Tech’s historic run came just months after she was elevated to the head-coaching position on June 17, 2010.

That 2010-11 team compiled a 31-3 record (.912), doing so with a group of players that began the season with a combined 12 games of starting experience between them. Tech won the GLIAC North Division with a school-record  .947 winning percentage (18-1) before claiming the GLIAC Tournament title. The Huskies also won a third consecutive NCAA Midwest Regional crown, then defeated No. 1-ranked Arkansas Tech and No. 18 Northwest Missouri State at the Elite Eight. Along the way, Cameron’s 2010-11 team set school records for consecutive wins (18) and home wins (18).

Cameron led the 2012-13 team to a GLIAC North Division title, and the Huskies advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional before falling to the eventual national champion.

The 2014-15 squad accumulated 20 conference wins to claim the program’s 13th league title. The Black and Gold hosted and won the GLIAC Tournament before hosting the NCAA Midwest Regional, where they suffered just their third loss of the season in the regional semifinal. The Huskies 28 wins was the fourth-most in school history.

In her final season in Houghton, Cameron guided the Huskies to an overall record of 23-6 and a GLIAC mark of 17-3. Tech secured its 15th regular-season GLIAC North Division title, and the program’s fifth under Cameron. The Huskies advanced to the NCAA Midwest Regional for the fourth time in Cameron’s eight-year head-coaching tenure.

During those eight years, Cameron’s teams posted six 20-win seasons and won 19 games in each of the other two campaigns. The Huskies had a record of 134-33 in GLIAC play during those eight years, for an eye-popping .802 winning percentage.

Cameron assumed the head-coaching job after spending five years as assistant coach at Tech. In that time, she helped head coach John Barnes and the Huskies to 119 wins, a .768 winning percentage and two NCAA Elite Eight appearances. In those five years, Tech also claimed three GLIAC North Division titles, advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times and cut down the nets for two NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.

As mentioned, Cameron’s winning percentage (.774) is the best of any coach in the program’s history, topping a list that also includes three Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Famers (Cheryl DePuydt, Kevin Borseth and Darla Olson).

Cameron graduated from Michigan Tech in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The Alpena, Mich., native earned four letters as a player for the Huskies from 2001-05, helping the squad to a 71-42 record in her four years and a trip to the NCAA Tournament as a senior.

Karmen Graham
Assistant Coach

Karmen Graham begins her first season on the women's basketball staff at Bowling Green State University. Head coach Robyn Fralick announced Graham's hiring on May 10, 2018.

Graham, an Ohio native, comes to BGSU after an incredibly successful season at Belmont University. During the 2017-18 season, Graham helped head coach Bart Brooks and Belmont to a 30-win season for the first time in the program's NCAA Division-I history. The Bruins finished the season with a 31-4 overall record, and won the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles to advance to the NCAA Championships.

"It is wonderful to be reunited with Karmen Graham," said Fralick. "We worked together 10 seasons ago at Ashland. I have valued her friendship and have watched her blossom into a great coach and recruiter. Karmen is sincere, fun and is a winner. She has been part of winning programs and immediately brings many recruiting connections to our program. I am so thankful that she chose to come work together and build into the rich tradition of Bowling Green State University women's basketball."

A native of Kettering, Ohio, Graham helped the Bruins break into both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls for the first time in program history. Belmont went a perfect 18-0 in OVC regular-season play, and the Bruins ended the 2017-18 campaign having won 46 consecutive games against conference opponents. Brooks was named the league's Coach of the Year, and BU had three all-conference first-team selections and one second-team honoree.

Belmont earned a No. 12 seed for the NCAA Championships, falling to Duke in the first round. Three of the program's four losses on the season came to teams ranked in the top 25.

"I am ecstatic to join Coach Fralick at Bowling Green State University," said Graham. "I believe Coach Fralick's mission, vision, and core values will have an immediate positive impact on the BGSU women's basketball program. I could not be more excited to continue my coaching and recruiting career in my home state, with great people."

The 2017-18 Belmont team won a school-record 22 consecutive games prior to the Duke setback. On the way to the NCAA tourney, the Bruins climbed their way up the mid-major rankings, ultimately finishing at No. 1 in the final CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top-25 poll of the regular season.

Graham joined the Belmont staff after five years as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Northern Kentucky University, on the staffs of head coaches Nancy Winstel and Dawn Plitzuweit. She returned to NKU in 2011 after spending two years as the top assistant coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Graham served as a graduate assistant at Ashland University during the 2008-09 season, working under legendary AU head coach Sue Ramsey. Fralick was in her first season as an assistant at Ashland in '08-09.

Graham played at NKU from 2003-07, scoring a total of 1,088 career points. As a junior, she earned All-America honorable-mention accolades from the WBCA after averaging 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She was also named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference First Team as well as the All-Great Lakes Region First Team in that junior campaign of 2005-06. That NKU team posted a 27-5 overall record and won the GLVC Tournament title.

Graham helped the Norse to NCAA Division II Tournament berths in 2004, '06 and '07. She is currently ranked fifth in program history in free-throw percentage (.818) and 13th in field-goal accuracy (.509).

Graham is a 2003 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School.

Joel Whymer
Assistant Coach

Joel Whymer begins his first season on the women's basketball staff at Bowling Green State University. Head coach Robyn Fralick announced Whymer's hiring on June 18, 2018. 
 
Whymer came to BGSU after spending the previous three seasons on the staff at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
“We are so excited to have Joel Whymer join us at Bowling Green,” said Fralick. “We believe he will be a great fit on our staff and at the University. Some qualities that really stand out about Joel are his work ethic, investment in student-athletes, and his commitment to recruiting. He will make a positive impact on our program.” 
 
In addition to serving on head coach Carrie Lohr’s staff at WSU, Whymer also served as head coach of the junior varsity team. The JV squad posted a 14-1 overall record over the last two years.
 
Last season, the Warriors posted a 19-8 record, more than doubling the win total from the previous season. WSU went 14-6 in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play and compiled a 10-3 record at home.
 
“I am extremely grateful to be joining the BGSU women’s basketball family,” said Whymer. “Coach Fralick is someone I really admire. Her core values will immediately impact the BGSU women’s basketball program and the entire community. I am excited to get to work with this entire coaching staff to help give our student-athletes a championship experience!”
 
WSU’s total of 19 wins in ‘17-18 nearly matched the total for the prior two seasons combined (20). Additionally, the JV team, under Whymer’s guidance, went 7-1 last season after posting a perfect 7-0 mark the previous winter.
 
The 2017-18 team had nine GLIAC All-Academic honorees, including six on the GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team.  In addition, the Warriors had three All-GLIAC recipients as Shannon Wilson was voted to the All-GLIAC First Team and Nastassja Chambers received Second Team All-GLIAC recognition. Ja’Nae Williams was named to the All-GLIAC Defensive Team.
 
During Whymer’s three seasons in Detroit, the Warriors had a total of 18 Academic All-GLIAC honorees, 
 
Whymer joined the Warriors’ staff after spending one season (2014-15) as the head coach at St Clair County Community College (SC4). He led the Skippers to a 25-6 overall record and a share of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Eastern Conference championship with a 13-3 league mark.
 
That season, Whymer and the Skippers had one player, Jasmine Parker, named to the NJCAA All-Region XII First Team, and she also earned First Team All-MCCAA Eastern Conference accolades.  Five additional players received All-MCCAA honors, and both Parker and Leah Humes were named to the NJCAA District H All-Tournament Team.
 
Prior to his appointment at SC4, Whymer spent two seasons as the head boys basketball coach at Marine City High School, where he was a special education teacher for five years.
 
As a player, he was named to the Class A All-State team as a senior at Port Huron Northern High School.  Whymer was also the 2003 Port Huron Times Herald Player of the Year.
 
He played his first two seasons collegiately at Lake Superior State University (2003-04 and 2004-05), where he totaled 533 points in 47 games with 108 rebounds and 80 assists. After sitting out the 2005-06 campaign due to GLIAC transfer rules, Whymer played in 32 games for Grand Valley State University in 2006-07 scoring in double digits four times, including a season-high 17 points in a win at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).
 
As a senior in 2007-08, he helped the Lakers to a 36-1 record with the lone loss coming to Winona State in the Elite Eight quarterfinals.  Whymer tallied a season-high 16 points in a victory over Northern Michigan.
 
Whymer is a 2010 graduate of GVSU, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on special education.  He earned a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University, and is on track to receive a master's degree in sport administration from Wayne State this (2018) summer.

Monique Rosati
Director of Operations

Monique Rosati recently completed her 11th season on the Bowling Green State University women's basketball program. Rosati, the Director of Operations, has been an integral part of the team's success during the last decade-plus, performing a veritable plethora of duties for the program.

During Rosati's first seven years with the Falcons, the team won at least 24 wins in each year, and BG captured Mid-American Conference titles in six of those seven seasons.

Rosati served on Curt Miller's BGSU staff for five seasons, and worked under head coach Jennifer Roos for six seasons as well.

Rosati's day-to-day duties include handling all aspects of team travel and all film exchange for the program, while assisting the coaching staff with academic coordination and daily operations within the Falcons' basketball office.

In 2013-14, Rosati and the Falcons finished with a 30-5 record, posting the second-highest win total in both BGSU and MAC history. The Brown and Orange went 17-1 in MAC regular-season play, winning the league's outright title and advancing to the WNIT for the second time in as many years. The Falcons won three games in that tourney, downing High Point, St. Bonaventure and Michigan before falling to Rutgers. It marked the second time in as many seasons that BG lost to the eventual WNIT champion. The 2014 trip to the WNIT marked the program's 10th consecutive national postseason tourney appearance, a MAC record by far.

BGSU’s teams have enjoyed tremendous success in the classroom. The Falcons have been named to the WBCA's Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll eight times in Rosati's first 10 seasons. BG ranked fifth in the entire nation in both 2008-09 and 2014-15, and the Falcons were sixth in the country in '09-10.

Roos, Rosati and the staff helped a youthful Falcon squad through an injury-filled season in 2014-15. Four of the 12 student-athletes on the preseason roster, including a pair of starters, had suffered season-ending injuries by the first week of January. A fifth player (and third starter) saw injuries limit her to just 35 total minutes played during the MAC schedule.

BGSU won MAC titles and advanced to national postseason play in each of Rosati's first five years with the program. Since her arrival in Northwest Ohio in August of 2007, the Falcons have posted an overall record of 218-106 and a mark of 108-60 in MAC regular-season matches. BG lost a total of only 17 league regular-season contests over her first seven years.

BGSU played national postseason tournament games at Anderson Arena in each of her first two seasons -- beating Dayton in the 2008 WNIT, and facing Syracuse and Indiana in that tourney at 'The House That Roars' in 2009 -- and made trips to the NCAA Championships in both 2010 and '11.  The Falcons earned the MAC's automatic bid to the WNIT in 2012, hosting a first-round game, and the Brown and Orange won two WNIT contests at the Stroh Center in March of 2013 and three more in '14.

The 2012-13 team went 24-11 overall and 11-5 in MAC play, posting WNIT wins over SMU and Duquesne before falling by three points to eventual tourney champion Drexel. That team set several program standards at the defensive end of the floor.  BGSU allowed just 54.3 points per game, a new school record.  That broke the mark of 55.7 ppg allowed, set the previous year.

The 2011-12 season saw the BGSU staff perform one of the top coaching jobs in their tenure. After losing six seniors and nearly 5,500 points from the previous season's club, the Falcons proceeded to win the MAC's regular-season crown yet again, with a 14-2 league mark.  BG had an overall record of 24-7 in '11-12.

In the 2010-11 campaign, the Falcons went 28-5 overall, winning the MAC's East Division title with a 13-3 league mark, then capturing three more games to win the MAC Tournament title for the second consecutive season.

The 2009-10 Falcons had an overall record of 27-7 and a MAC ledger of 14-2.  BGSU won the conference regular-season and tournament titles, returning to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in a six-year span.  BG had the MAC Player of the Year -- Lauren Prochaska -- for the fourth consecutive season, and Prochaska went on to earn MAC Tournament MVP honors as well.

In the '08-09 season, BGSU got off to an 0-2 start, with a pair of double-digit losses on the road. Surely this would be the year the Falcons' magical run came to an end, right?

Ummm, no.

The Falcons, with nine first- or second-year players on the 13-woman active roster, proceeded to win a school-record 25 consecutive games, going from late November to March without a loss. That run included wins in each of the first 14 contests of the conference schedule, en route to a 15-1 MAC record.

With just one senior, Lindsey Goldsberry, on that '08-09 roster, the young Falcons posted a total of 29 wins (29-5), the second-highest total in MAC women's basketball history, and advanced to the third round of the WNIT.

The success of the '08-09 campaign came after a 2007-08 season that was, well, successful. With a roster containing 10 underclassmen -- including seven freshmen -- the Falcons put together a 26-8 season, advancing to the second round of the WNIT. The Falcons went 13-3 in MAC regular-season play to win the conference title for a fourth consecutive year.

Rosati, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., worked with former BGSU head coach Curt Miller at Syracuse University, where she served as a manager for the women’s basketball team from 1994-2001. Miller was an assistant coach at Syracuse during the 1994-98 seasons, before spending 11 years as the Falcons’ head coach.

Rosati was named the head manager in 1996 and was responsible for tasks pertaining to statistics, video coordination, and public appearances while working towards the completion of a dual undergraduate program in International Relations and Spanish. Rosati continued her tenure with the Orange’s staff as she pursued a master’s degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

In May of 2016, Rosati was invited to participate in the LeaderShape Institute, a six-day program for aspiring student leaders at BGSU. Rosati served as a cluster facilitator for the event, working closely with a group of students and acting as one of the primary support system in their growth and development during the experience.

Rosati graduated from Syracuse in 1997 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in international relations and Spanish. In December of 2010, Rosati earned her MBA degree with an Accounting specialization from BGSU.

Rosati’s husband, Clayton, a fellow Syracuse alum, is an associate professor in BGSU’s School of Media and Communication. The couple resides in Bowling Green.

Amanda Cutcher
Video Coordinator

Amanda Cutcher recently completed her first season as video coordinator for the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball program, having joined the staff in July of 2017.

Cutcher, a native of Millbury, Ohio, was certainly no stranger to the Falcons prior to moving into the Stroh Center. A BGSU alumna, she joined the women’s basketball program after working in several other capacities at her alma mater.

Cutcher spent two years as an intern in the BGSU athletic communications office. She served as the primary graphic designer for the BGSU Department of Athletics, and also produced various design pieces to promote events and accomplishments, aid in the recruitment of student-athletes and supplement external relations and fundraising campaigns. She also served as the athletic communications contact for the BGSU tennis program, handling all day-to-day media relations and communications duties for the team.

Cutcher has also spent the last four summers working as a visual media coordinator in the Visual Communication Technology department. In that role, she created promotional materials for events, including print, graphic design and photography pieces.

Cutcher, a graduate of Lake High School, played basketball for the Flyers. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree from BGSU in August of 2014, majoring in visual communication technology (VCT) at the University.