|Year:||25th year at Centre, 16th as head coach (87-53)|
|College:||Muskingum University `81, Ohio University '84|
Andy Frye is in his 16th year at the helm of Centre football. In
that time the Colonels have become one of the most respected
football programs in all of Division III. Under Coach Frye, the
Colonels have established a program rich in tradition and success.
A strong Alumni base and community support has helped the Colonels
challenge for the SCAC title on a consistent basis over the past
several years. Coach Frye is passionate about developing a program
that stands for integrity and social development of the young men
in his charge.
Since Coach Frye has been the Head Coach the Colonels have had over 10 SCAC players of the year and numerous All-SCAC performers over the years. Coach Frye takes as much pride in developing the morale of his team as he does the physical. Frye says, “When all things are equal, the team with the best morale will most times win the battle.” That is often seen in the performance on the field for the Colonels. Hard nosed and aggressive defense, fun and exciting offense, and attacking, opportunistic special teams have been the trademark of Coach Frye’s tenure at Centre.
Coach Frye served as the Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Centre prior to being named Head Coach in 1998. Frye’s overall record is an outstanding 93-57 and is 15-6 over the past two years. In 2003 the Colonels won the 15th conference championship in school history. In 2011 Centre advanced to the NCAA Division III playoffs for the first time in 90 years, defeating Hampden-Sydney in the first round.
Frye came to Centre in 1989 from Muskingum College. While at Muskingum he served as the Defensive Coordinator and Head Wrestling coach. He was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1987. Frye also coached football for two years at Ohio University and Defiance College.
Frye’s goal is to continue building Centre football to
national prominence. Frye states, “I want our program to
reflect those values and virtues necessary in sustaining a
Married for over 30 years, Coach Frye and his wife Cindy live in Danville. They have two children, Courtney Murray who is a member of the Centre class of ’08, and Nathan who is in the Centre class of ‘11.