Former Villanova standout Jason Fraser returned to the Wildcats in October 2013 to assume the position of Director of Student-Athlete Development. He took the place of his former teammate, Curtis Sumpter, who accepted a position with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Fraser came to Villanova after a stellar career at Amityville (N.Y.) High School, where he was named a 2002 McDonald's All-American. Fraser was part of a recruiting class ranked No. 2 in the nation that also included Randy Foye, Allan Ray, and Sumpter. As upperclassmen, that group won 52 games in two seasons and led VU to appearances in the 2005 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 and the 2006 NCAA Elite Eight.
During his career Fraser endured seven different surgical procedures yet played a pivotal role in some of the Wildcats' biggest wins, including a 2005 NCAA Tournament victory over Florida that lifted VU into the round of 16 for the first time since 1988.
Following his college career, Fraser played professionally overseas and for the Harlem Globetrotters.
Today, the 6-9 Fraser still ranks fifth on the all-time Villanova blocked shots list (172) and 26th on the all-time rebounding list.
Fraser and his wife Tashay are the parents of Blessing (born 2006) and Elery Jason Fraser II (born 2014).