Head coach Dylan Sheridan announced the addition of Mark Frey as volunteer assistant coach in August 2017.
Frey had served as a collegiate head coach for the past 11 seasons, including taking a NCAA program from its inaugural season to its first conference championship.
“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Frey to the Viking lacrosse family,” Sheridan said. “Mark brings experience, energy and enthusiasm, which will endear him to the men, the department and the local lacrosse community.”
Frey was previously the head coach at Ferrum College, leading the program for each of its first seven seasons of existence.
Frey helped the squad to at least six wins in each of his first four seasons in charge of the Panthers despite the youth of the program.
Mark Frey joined the Ferrum athletics staff as Assistant Men’s Lacrosse Coach in July of 2010. He was then promoted in September 2010, making the upcoming 2012 season his second as head coach. Frey brings with him 30 years of lacrosse experience as a player and coach.
In Frey’s inaugural season at the helm of the men’s lacrosse program, the Panthers finished a game shy of a .500 record and finished sixth among 17 NCAA Division III independent schools by laxpower.com.
Previous to this, he served four years as head men’s lacrosse coach at Loyola Marymount University, which competes in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA).