Frank Sancet
Biographical details
Born(1907-08-24)August 24, 1907
New York, New York
DiedMarch 22, 1985(1985-03-22) (aged 77)
Tucson, Arizona
Playing career
1926–1927Phoenix College
1930Tampa Smokers
1937–1938Tucson Cowboys
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1949Arizona (assistant)
Head coaching record

Francisco Sancet (August 24, 1907 - March 22, 1985) was a baseball coach and catcher. He served as the head baseball coach at the University of Arizona from 1950 to 1972, compiling a record of 831–275–10. He played college baseball for Phoenix College from 1926 to 1927 before transferring to Arizona where he played for coach Pop McKale from 1928 to 1929 before playing professionally.


Sancet played professional baseball in minor league baseball for the Tampa Smokers and the Tucson Cowboys. He coached the Arizona Wildcats baseball team to an 831–275–10 win–loss record in 23 seasons, from 1950 through 1972.[1]

After his death, the University of Arizona renamed their baseball field in his honor.[2] Sancet was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.[3] He was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Newspaper Archive". 1995-02-23. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  2. ^ "Newspaper Archive". 2002-05-15. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  3. ^ "Newspaper Archive". 1991-04-03. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  4. ^ "Frank Sancet Elected to College Baseball HOF - University of Arizona Wildcats Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-08-19.