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About Dennis H. Frew

Induction Class of 2018

Dennis H. Frew truly played the role of the "man of many hats" at Delone Catholic, serving as a teacher, dean of students, athletic director and coach from 1978-2007. He arrived well before the students every day to handle attendance, discipline and academic matters, and for the second half of his tenure, juggled the responsibilities of running the entire athletic department with all that goes into preparing his own team for success on the field.

Mr. Frew balanced it all successfully, with the on-field results speaking for themselves. He is a member of the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Adams County Sports Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was the varsity football head coach from 1979-2006, becoming the Delone Catholic and Adams-Hanover area's all-time wins leader with 219-101-3 record. He led his teams to three Blue Mountain League championships and seven YAIAA division championships. His teams qualified for the district playoffs in 13 of the 20 seasons when these playoffs were held, winning six championships and reaching the championship game three other times. Mr. Frew's Squires also qualified for the state playoffs five times.

Though football is where his longest-term successes came, Mr. Frew was also on the Delone Catholic baseball staff for several years. Starting as an assistant, he took over as the head coach of the varsity baseball team from 1985-1988, during which time the team made two district playoff appearances.

Mr. Frew also served as the Athletic Director from 1993-2007. During that time, the school added six sports to an athletic program that already had numerous opportunities for boys and girls in all three seasons. The Squires and Squirettes continued to, and in some cases, expanded their successes during Mr. Frew's tenure as Athletic Director. Over his tenure, the girls' basketball team won three straight state championships, four teams won a total of 11 District 3 championships, and individuals flourished in cross country, tennis, track and field and wrestling.