Richard L. (Dick) Frame, inducted 2016
|Dick Frame was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, however he moved to Macon in 1965 and has been here ever since. He graduated from Georgia Tech where he ran varsity track competing in the 110M hurdles,the 100 and 220 yard dash, the 4x100 and 4x440 relays and the long jump. His career highlight at Tech came in an SEC meet in the 100 yard dash when he defeated Heisman Trophy Winner Billy Cannon. But Dick’s involvement in the track and field program at First Presbyterian Day School is where he truly excelled. As a Sales Engineer with the Trane Company, he began volunteer coaching FPD students in Hurdles and the Pole Vault in 1979 and continues to assist with the program today even though he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2006. He currently has coached over 20 State Hurdle Champions and over 20 State Runner ups. He was the official Starter of the GISA state track meets from 1982 til 2010. His awards have been many including being named winner of the Macon Telegraph Sam Burke Award for Service to High School Sports in 2000 and recipient of the FPD Alumni Service Award in 2009. FPD dedicated it’s Track Facility to him in 2014-The Dick Frame Track and Field Complex.|
Joe Dupree holds the distinction of being the only football player to start a game at quarterback at both the University of Georgia and at Georgia Southern. Following a banner All State high school career at Southwest High School where he passed for more than 33 hundred yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,809 yards and 22 touchdowns in three season, he signed a football scholarship with Georgia where he spent wo season before transferring to Southern. He played in five games with the Bulldogs. At Southern Joe was a three year letter winner for the Eagles helping lead them to a Southern Conference Championship and an NCAA Division I AA playoff berth.
His statistics at Southern show 951 yards rushing and 11 touuchdowns and 914 yards passing and 7 touchdowns.
Joe got into the coaching ranks in 2000 starting at Twiggs County High School as an assistant. He also worked as an assistant in football and head boys basketball coach at Rutland from 2003 until 2005 and at Westside High School from 2005 until 2012. He got his first head coach job at Henry County in McDonough in 2012 and after one season there returned to Macon at Southwest High School where he serves at Head Football Coach and Athletics Director.(more)
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