NASHVILLE – Belmont University Athletics announced Monday its Class of 2022 for induction in the Belmont Athletic Hall of Fame. Included in that list is Roscommon High School Graduate Joe Frye. The Hall of Fame and Chaney Award inductees will be honored at a dinner Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. on the Belmont University campus.
Frye made a profound impact on the Belmont track and field program as a weight thrower, an impact still being felt to this day. The Roscommon native worked himself into one of Belmont’s greatest individual athletes, twice named Atlantic Sun Conference Most Outstanding Field Performer and earning ASUN Most Outstanding Performer honors at the 2010 championship.
Frye also claimed five conference gold medals in three indoor championship disciplines: three in the hammer throw, one in the discus and one in the shot put.
He also stands as one of three athletes in ASUN history to win multiple weight throw crowns at the conference outdoor meet, as his 2011 mark still ranks second all-time.
Named to the ASUN All-Decade Team, Frye was a multiple NCAA regional qualifier and competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials. Using his personal experience at Belmont as a foundation, Frye has revolutionized the Belmont throwing program serving as an assistant coach for both track & field and sports performance. He has helped numerous athletes to conference and NCAA championship appearances, most recently 2022 graduate Jessica Mattsson.