Bill Frieder

Bill Frieder is one of the lead analysts on Westwood One’s coverage of NCAA Basketball. After winning two straight state championships at Flint Northern High School in Flint, Michigan, Bill returned to his alma mater in 1973. Frieder became the head coach at Michigan in 1980 and led the Wolverines to a 191-87 record during his tenure (1980-1989). After winning Michigan’s first ever NIT championship in 1984, the Wolverines won 33 consecutive regular season games on the way to two straight Big Ten championships in 1985 and 1986. For that he was named Coach of the Year by both the Associated Press and Basketball Weekly.

Frieder ended his coaching career at Arizona State (1989 -1997). In 1995, he led the Sun Devils to their only Sweet 16 appearance of the last 40 years.

Bill Frieder's Posts

Bill Frieder looks ahead to next season

After all is said and done, guess who the front runners are for next year - Duke, Kentucky, Arizona and North Carolina. No matter how much things change, many things stay the same. Congratulations...
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Bill Frieder’s Final Four Wrap Up

Another season of NCAA basketball is in the books. I pegged it right, but picked it wrong when I co-hosted the WestwoodOne pregame show on Monday night. Yes, I emphasized Villanova's ugly shooting...
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Bill Frieder breaks down the Final Four

What a great tournament so far. So many overtime games, so many great finishes, so many great plays. We have four coaches going to the Final Four and each of them brings a unique angle to the...
Boxed Out by Bill Frieder

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