Frost named Associate Head Basketball Coach at Hawaii Pacific

The Hawaii Pacific University men’s basketball team is excited to announce Patrick Frost has joined the program as the Associate Head Coach. Frost is no stranger to the PacWest Conference, most recently having coached at Point Loma Nazarene University from 2019 – 2022. He was named as one of the Top 50 NCAA DII Assistants in the country by Silver Waves Media 2019-20. 

In his 3 seasons with Point Loma, they went a combined 41-10 in conference play and made the DII NCAA National Tournament all 3 years.  Frost assisted PLNU in all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting, player development, and more.

In the 2019-20 season the Sea Lions went 24-6 record (18-4 PacWest) and made conference history by becoming the first men’s basketball team to win back-to-back PacWest Tournament Championships. Point Loma was ranked multiple times during the season, rising as high as No. 16. He helped coach Darnell Robateau to PacWest Newcomer of the Year award and Kaden Anderson to All-Region honors. Frost was also instrumental in the Sea Lions posting a 3.30 team grade point average.

The 2020-21 season, shortened due to COVID, was highlighted by Kaden Anderson winning PacWest Player of the Year, along with Brock Mackenzie and Myles Frankin being named to All-League teams. PLNU finished the year 8-3, 7-2 in conference. 

Coach Frost took over the defensive responsibilities in the 2021-22 season for the Sea Lions. The team went 21-10 and won the PacWest regular season championship after finishing 16-4 in conference play. They again qualified for the NCAA Tournament and had multiple All-League players including Ben Okhotin, Myles Franklin, Brock Mackenzie, and Kaden Anderson (who was also named an All-American). 

Prior to PLNU, Frost spent one season at Western Oregon and helped the Wolves earn an at-large bid in the NCAA West Regional. Before WOU, Frost spent two seasons as the Video Coordinator at the University of San Diego.

Frost also had stops as an assistant coach for three seasons at Whitworth University. During his time, the Pirates compiled a record of 74-12 and won three Northwest Conference Championships. Frost coached three All-Americans while at Whitworth, along with numerous all-league players. In 2016, Whitworth finished 26-2 and spent four weeks ranked as the No. 1 team in the country.

“Coach Frost is a WINNER!”, said Head Coach Jesse Nakanishi, “he’s been an integral part of elite level programs that consistently compete for championships and produce tremendous student-athletes. This is the culture we value and strive towards as well, so Coach Frost was the obvious choice to help lead this new era with me. We’re thrilled to have him.”

“I could not be more excited and grateful to be joining the staff and program here at HPU. Coach Nak is one of the most respected coaches in the profession, and in speaking with him more, it was evident his passion and commitment to not only Hawaii Pacific University, but continuing to grow the game in the state of Hawaii. He has a clear vision for how he wants to run the program, and I look forward to helping re-establish HPU Basketball as a winner in the PacWest Conference. Our goal year in and year out is to compete for conference championships, and I believe we have the necessary pieces to make that happen.”

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