Born January 4, 1962 Fred Cofield played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1986-1987. Frederick Cofield is a retired American basketball player. He was a 6'3" and 190 lb guard. Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Cofield played collegiately for the University of Oregon and Eastern Michigan University. He was selected by the New York Knicks in the 4th round of the 1985 NBA Draft.