Doug Frye was promoted to Director of Sports Medicine in July 2015 after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer since July 2006. Prior to being named Head Athletic Trainer, he was an Associate Athletic Trainer since 2000. During his time at JU, Frye has worked with the Volleyball, Baseball, Men's Soccer, Men's Basketball, Softball, Track and Rowing programs.
As Director of Sports Medicine, Frye is responsible for the daily care, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of the Dolphins 19 sports. He oversees a staff of 11 Certified and Licensed athletic trainers while overseeing the day to day medical care of the Dolphin football program.
Frye, a 1998 graduate of JU, worked with the Dolphin baseball, basketball, football and volleyball teams as an undergraduate athletic training student from 1995-98. Before attending JU, he graduated from St. Johns Rive Community College where he was a pitcher on the baseball team.
Prior to his return to JU, Frye spent one year at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., where he served as an intern in the athletic training department, working directly with the women's basketball and softball programs in 1999-2000 as well as assisting with the APSU football program. He also provided sports medicine coverage for Montgomery Central High School during the fall of 1999 through Premier Medical Group.
A native of Interlachen, FL., Frye is a Licensed Athletic Trainer by the State of Florida Department of Health, a Certified Athletic Trainer by the BOC (ATC), Blood Flor Restriction Training Certified, NASM-Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), NASM- Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), EXOS-Certified Performance Specialist (XPS), Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certification (FMS), Certified in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab Soft Tissue Mobilization (FAKTR) and Certified in Graston Instrament Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique. Frye also holds the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR and AED certifications.
He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers Association, Athletic Trainers Association of Florida, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Frye is also a member of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program where he served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2012. He is a preceptor for the University of North Florida Athletic Training Education Program.