Joe Frost is a life member of Basketball Manawatu and has been involved in the game for over 40 years. He began his career in Wellington before moving up to Palmerston North to coach.
Frost coached in the NBL from 1984 until 1989 with the UBIX second division team and returned in 1997 for three years to coach the Manawatu Jets. He coached at Palmerston North Boys High School for 20 years winning two national titles in 1994 and 1995. In more recent times, he has coached the Manukura Girls team where the team made the final at their first ever appearance at a national Schick Championships in 2017.