About Us

Coach Erica Bartolina Fraley:


Coach Erica has a passion for coaching young athletes, and shares her knowledge and experience.  Erica started pole vaulting in high school, attended Texas A&M University on a track scholarship, and continued competing after college.  Erica made the USA Olympic Team in Beijing at 28 years old, and finished her career with a best of 14′ 11″. The Louisiana Pole Vault Compound was build in 2009 to give Louisiana high school vaulters a place to train.

Coach Doug Fraley:

Coach Doug is a welcome addition at the LAPVC camps and makes the occasional appearance at daily practices or clinics.  Coach Doug is the Jumps coach at Tulane University, and oversees all field events in the Tulane Track and Field program.  Coach Doug vaulted 19 feet and competed professionally after college. See Coach Doug’s Tulane Bio here.