With Don Frey at the helm of the
During Frey's reign at the helm, the Red and Blue had a record of 38-16 in the Ivy League. Fifteen of his wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
He also coached nine top-three EIWA finishers and he led the team to an unbeaten streak of 25 matches over a period of two and a half years. Penn amassed a record of 64-25-2 during Frey's nine seasons as head coach (1962-70) and he was twice named Coach of the Year.
A prolific wrestler himself, Frey knew what it took to make a champion. In 1953, he served as co-captain of the
On the athletic training side, Frey, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Physical Therapy in 1957, was one of the first sports medicine professionals to hold certifications as both a physical therapist and athletic trainer. Over the years he gathered a good staff, which in turn brought Penn to the forefront of sports medicine throughout the Ivy League and along the East Coast.
Frey's crowning glory may have come at the 1980 Olympics as he was chosen as one of just 30 individuals to serve as an athletic therapist for the host committee in Lake Placid, N.Y.