Frank Bergren, an assistant coach with the Rams, is longest tenured member of the Rams' staff, entering his 20th season in 2018-19. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 1975 and completed his Master's of Science degree from URI in 1981.
A native of Westerly, R.I., Bergren was the varsity boy's soccer coach at North Kingstown High School from 1995-1998. He joined the Rams' staff under former URI boss Ed Bradley in 1999 and has been a part of the program ever since. In addition to his work with Rhody men's soccer, he also serves as the department head for Physical Education and Health at Westerly High School where he has worked for 29 years.
Coach Bergren's responsibilities include coordinating pre-game warm-up as well as overseeing post-game recovery of the players. In cooperation with strength and conditioning Coach Doug Stone, he also assists in designing and implementation of the year-round fitness program for the student-athletes. He also coordinates video taping and post-game editing of matches for team review in addition to working with players who may not be a part of the traveling party.
Bergren holds an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and is a United States Soccer Federation licensed coach. He has been a staff coach for the Rhode Island boy's Olympic Development Program and is a former assistant director of the Connecticut Soccer School.
Bergren resides in North Kingstown, R.I. in the village of Wickford, with his wife Wendy, son Skip and daughters Molly, a 2006 URI graduate and former URI women's soccer defender, and Emily who is a member of the Rhode Island class of 2008.