Article: Broome Coach Steven "Skip" Frye to retire as AD

Broome Coach Steven "Skip" Frye to retire as AD

Skip Frye

After 36 years at Broome High School, Coach Steven “Skip” Frye has announced he’ll be retiring from his position as Athletic Director for District Three.

Frye began coaching track and field in 1983 at Broome High School. He was assistant head coach from 1983-1987 and became head coach in 1988. In 1984, he started the school’s cross-country program.

As head track coach, Frye coached teams that won four State Championships, six Upper-State Championships and 22 Region Championships. In cross-country, he paved the way for teams to win 19 Region Championships, three Upper-State Championships and two State Championships. Frye was the coach for the Boys’ Track Team as it won 18 consecutive region championships.
Most recently, he won the Region 2 AAA AD of the Year Award.

Frye is also a South Carolina Track and Cross-Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame member, being inducted in 2010.

Rodney Graves, Broome High School principal stated, “During my more than 30 years in education, Skip Frye has to be one of the most respected coaches, athletic directors, mentors, educators and, most importantly, he’s a class act. Broome High School is fortunate to have had him on our team. He sets the standard for the rest of us to follow.”

“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the hardworking students and incredible staff of coaches as their athletic director. Mr. Graves has provided excellent leadership support since becoming the principal at BHS,” Frye said.

While Frye will no longer be the Athletic Director, he does plan to stay as head coach of cross-country next year.