Although John Frye has spent his entire teaching and coaching career in Moore County, he has had a tremendous impact across the state in the sport of tennis. A graduate of Carthage High School (1962) and Appalachian State University (1967), he started his coaching career in 1968 at Union Pines High School and has coached in an amazing six decades. He has coached both men's and women's tennis, winning almost 50 conference championships and earning two state team championships in men's and three runner-up finishes in women's tennis. The number of dual match wins Frye has earned in men's tennis is approaching 600. In addition, he has been a great supporter of the sport of tennis and has directed numerous conference, regional and state championship events during his career. He was the championship director of 29 different NCHSAA state finals.
July 8, 2019