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Coach Frame Receives Taz Anderson Service Award

Pictured above is Coach Frame with his wife, Marty

Saturday night at the 62nd Annual Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, First Presbyterian Day School’s legendary Track Coach Dick Frame was the second recipient of The Taz Anderson Service Award, which honors a Georgian who has distinguished himself through tireless and dedicated volunteer work.

Coach Frame, started volunteer coaching FPD Track & Field Athletes in hurdles and the pole vault in 1979 and almost 40-years later he continues to assist with the program, even after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2006.

During his time at FPD, he has been part of 14 team-state-championships in track & field, with the first being in 1983 and the most recent in 2010. He has coached more than 20 State Hurdle Champions and more than 20 State runners-up including the FPD record holder and current UGA Track & Field member Jonathan Raines in the 110M and 300M hurdles.

In addition to the Taz Anderson Service Award, Coach Frame has received numerous other awards, including the Macon Telegraph’s Sam Burke Award for Service to High School Sports in 2000 and FPD’s Alumni Service Award in 2009.

First Presbyterian Day School dedicated their track and field facility to him in 2014 as The Dick Frame Track & Field Complex. Athletic Director Greg Moore summed it up best at track dedication,“He embodies what so many of us love about Viking athletics: teaching others on the field and off the field through years of service and dedication.”

The Dick Frame Invitational had its inaugural track meet in 2016 and the 3rd Dick Frame Invitational Track Meet will be held Saturday April 14, 2018.

The FPD Family and Viking Nation congratulate Coach Frame for receiving The Taz Anderson Service Award.