COLUMBIA, S.C. (WLTX) - South Carolina track and field head coach Curtis Frye was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame Monday night.
Coach Frye is in his 18th year as the Gamecocks' head coach. He's coached or overseen more than 40 NCAA champions and 435 NCAA All-Americans at South Carolina.
Frye brought USC its first team NCAA championship in any sport when his women's team captured the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championship.
Coach Frye added Team USA men's head coach to his resume when he spent last Summer in Russia for the World University Games.
Curtis Frye also established the Frye Foundation after his family was devastated by Diabetes. The foundation is dedicated to helping those dealing with the disease and mental illness.
He joins Weemie "Weems" Baskin as one of two Gamecocks enshrined in the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame. Baskin was the track and field head coach at USC from 1948-1969.