Frye steps down as St. Marys football head coach


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ST. MARYS — Doug Frye has stepped down as the St. Marys high school head football head coach.

In a prepared statement that was written Monday, Frye said, “I have decided to step back from being the head football coach to concentrate on health related issues for myself and our family. St. Marys is a great place where I have received great support.

“We have built a very strong solid program and I am sure it will continue. I will be here to support the future in any way I can.”

Frye, in his second go-around as the Roughrider head coach, went 58-20 in the last seven seasons and either won or shared three straight Western Buckeye League titles from 2016-18. He took St. Marys to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. In his first stint with St. Marys that went from 1998 to 2008, he went 89-35, collected three WBL titles and in 2004 took the team to the state championship game.

Frey coached Wapakoneta from 2010-13 where he went 33-10 and led the Redskins to two playoff appearances.

Overall, Frye, who has coached at six different schools, is 235-123 in his 34 years as a head coach.

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