Frank Carbajal, who passed away on Sept. 29, was a Central Valley basketball icon and a superb role model for all.
Throughout Mr. Carbajal’s career, many of the game’s best coaches lauded his efforts and knowledge of the game:
Boyd Grant, Former FSU Coach: “Carb was largely responsible for what we built at Fresno State. While at Santa Barbara City College, he delivered Ron Anderson and Omel Nieves and they helped us win the NIT in 1983.”
Ron Adams, Former FSU Coach and current Warriors assistant: “Frank was the consummate professional with a tremendous understanding of the game. He was as good as any in the business. We’ve lost an amazing man.”
John Wooden, Legendary UCLA Coach: “…you never let the profession you chose to take precedence over faith, family and friends and never ceased making the effort to do the best of which you were capable in every endeavor.”
Pat Riley, Miami Heat: “Frank Carbajal was one of the best that this game has to offer. He will be missed!”
Fresno Bee: You dropped the ball. Your community deserves better from you. Rest in Peace “Coach Carb” you were loved by many here in the place you’ve called home.
Sam Milhous, Clovis