MACON, Ga. – FPD dedicated its track and field complex to longtime volunteer coach Dick Frame on Thursday morning, May 22 inside George S. Johnson Stadium.
“We are very excited to dedicate part of our facility in the stadium to Coach Frame,” Athletic Director Greg Moore said. “He embodies was so many of us love about Viking athletics: teaching others on the field and off the field through years of service and dedication.”
Frame, who is battling Lou Gherigs Disease, has been serving as a volunteer track coach at FPD for the past 36 years. During that span he has coached over 20 GISA and GHSA State Champions in hurdles.
With Frame’s assistance, FPD’s girls have won six state titles spanning from 2003-2010. The boys squad has also captured four state championships during that same period.
FPD’s entire student body was at the event to honor Frame. Moore, current head track and cross country coach April Cassell, former coaches Chad McDaniel and Chris Wilson, 2009 graduate Morgan Johnson and current junior Jonathan Raines spoke at the dedication offering comments on Frame.
“I have been excited for this day for a long time,” McDaniel said. “No one has spent more time on the FPD track than Coach Frame. He has been on the track through four different surfaces, 10 different head coaches, 14 state championships, 44 region championships, and I have lost count of the number of state championship hurdlers. There is no one more deserving of this honor than him.”
Current head track coach April Cassell says the honoring Frame will help unite past, present and future track participants at the school while still honoring his legacy.
“Honoring Coach Frame in this way is great,” Cassell said. “Past and current runners will remember him for his dedication and future participants will get to hear the stories of who he is.”
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