Adam Frye was named head coach for the men's and women's cross country and track & field programs in the summer of 2016.
In his first season as coach the Lute track & field program won six individual titles at the 2017 Northwest Conference Championships with Brad Hodkinson earning NWC Men's Track Athlete of the Year while Vakeaemanu Hunkin secured NWC Women's Freshman of the Year accolades. The PLU men finished third at the NWCs, the program's best performance since 2012 while sending both Hodkinson and Machaela Graddy to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
Frye revived the indoor competition season for the Lutes with six student-athletes securing USTFCCCA Indoor All-Region accolades while six student-athletes also earned USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Region honors in the spring.
Frye joined the Lute staff after spending the previous year as the head girls cross country coach at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, Washington. In addition, Frye served as an assistant coach for the Totems' boys and girls track & field programs, working with the throwing events.
Prior to Sammamish, Frye served two stints at Division III Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, first as an assistant from 2007 to 2009 before returning to the Pipers from 2012-2015. During his second stint, Frye was elevated to co-head coach for both the men's and women's track & field and cross country programs. Between stints at Hamline, Frye was an assistant from 2009-2012 at his alma mater Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
As a collegian, Frye served as team captain for both the cross country and track & field programs as a senior, helping the Norse win the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in cross country in 2006 along with a sixth place showing at the NCAA Division III Championships. Frye was also named the team's Most Improved in track & field during the 2015 season.
Frye graduated from Luther with a bachelor of arts in physical education and a minor in history and received a master of arts in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. He is a USATF level one certified coach and owns certification from the USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy in program management, injury management, and sports psychology.