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Frostburg State Names Luy as Track & Field Coach
08/02/2007

FROSTBURG, Md. - Frostburg State athletic director Troy Dell announced Wednesday that Dale Luy has been named the men’s and women’s head track & field coach.

Luy brings over 25 years of coaching experience to FSU spanning both the high school and collegiate levels.

Luy comes to Frostburg having spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Gettysburg College. While with the Bullets, he worked with the throwing events and pole vault. He had one NCAA Div. III provisional qualifier (men’s discuss), two Centennial Conference women’s discuss champions, one conference women’s pole vault champion and one conference men’s javelin champion. His athletes also set six school records and 16 all-time top ten performances.

Before Gettysburg, Luy served as the head track & field coach for six years at Elizabethtown Area High School. He had 14 PIAA District III qualifiers, two state qualifiers and set two school records. He directed the renovation and new placement of the track and field facilities working with engineers, architects and district officials.

From 1996-2005, Luy was the head coach for the winter track and field program at Elizabethtown Area High School as well. He had two athletes qualify for the state indoor championships. His athletes also set 13 school records and claimed over 70 all-time top five performances.

During his time as the head of the winter program, he was an assistant during the spring season from 1995-1999. He led his runners to four school records, one PIAA bronze medal and two PIAA state medals.

While working with the high school, Luy was the head men’s and women’s cross country coach at nearby Elizabethtown College from 1986-1998. He had multiple Middle Atlantic States Conference Academic honorees including a Rhoades Scholar in 1994. He guided the women’s team to 10-consecutive winning seasons, school record in wins (10) twice and second place MAC finishes in 1993 and 1994. On the men’s side, he led the team to back-to-back winning seasons in 1990 and 1991 for the first time in 24 years.

Luy also initiated the indoor and outdoor track and field club teams at the college from 1987 thru 1997. Despite being just a club program, the teams competed against many varsity level programs including the MAC Indoor Championships.

He has also served as an interim assistant coach at Dickinson College (1988) and the head track and field coach at Lower Dauphin High School (1983-1986).

He holds numerous certificates including a USATF Level II certification in sprints/hurdles and American Red Cross certification in standard first aid and infant & child CPR.

Luy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Gettysburg in 1978, Masters of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Penn State - Harrisburg in 1991 and his Doctor in Sports Management from the United State Sports Academy in 2006. While at Gettysburg, Luy was a four-year letterwinner for the track and field teams taking home NCAA All-American honors in 1976 as a member of the 440-yard relay team.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu