INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Curtis Frye, the head of the South Carolina track and field program, has been tapped as the Team USA men’s head coach for the 2013 World University Games, USA Track and Field (USATF) announced Wednesday.
Frye will help lead Team USA on July 6-16 in Kazan, Russia.
Athletes eligible for the World University Games include those born between 1985 and 1995, have taken at least one three-credit course toward a degree or diploma in the last year and have met the 2013 WUG qualifying standard.
In addition to his involvement with the World University Games, Frye will return to Russia just a few weeks later for the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Championships. The USATF selected Frye as one of four assistant coaches on the men’s staff for the event in Moscow, Russia. The Gamecock is charged with sprints and hurdles.
Other Team USA experience on Frye's resume includes an appointment as an assistant coach for the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain, where the US led the medal count with 17 medals including 10 golds. In 2001, Frye was named the US men's head coach at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.
Frye also led a large South Carolina contingent to the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics as he was tabbed to as an assistant coach for the USA Olympic women's track and field team to work with sprinters and the relays. Nine current and former Gamecocks were among the Olympians. Three of the athletes returned home as Olympic gold medalists.