|Year:||27th year at Centre, 18th as head coach (100-60)|
|College:||Muskingum University `81, Ohio University '84|
Andy Frye has been at the helm of Centre football since 1998. In that time the Colonels have become one of the most respected football programs in all of Division III.
Under 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 conference titles 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 Frye has been the head coach the Colonels have had more than 10 conference players of the year and numerous all-conference performers. 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 Frye’s tenure at Centre.
Frye served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Centre prior to being named head coach in 1998. His overall record is an outstanding 100-60, and he is 22-9 over the past three 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, defeating Hampden-Sydney in the first round. In 2014, Frye was named SAA Coach of the Year as the Colonels finished with a perfect 10-0 regular season, the first undefeated seasonf or Centre football since 1955, as well as a return trip to the NCAA playoffs.
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 successful program.”
Married for more than 30 years, Frye and his wife Cindy live in Danville and have two children. Frye's daughter Courtney, who is a member of the Centre class of '08, is married to Matt Murray, and has a son, Lincoln. Frye's son Nathan played football at Centre and graduated in the class of ‘11.