Coached the Ohio Wesleyan men's track and field team from 1961 to 1997. He also coached men's cross country, women's track and field and women's cross country during his career. His indoor track teams won North Coast Athletic Conference championships in 1989 and 1990, and his outdoor team won the NCAC title in 1990. He coached 22 All-America or Academic All-America performers — including seven national champions — in track and three in cross country. The school's annual Marv Frye Invitational honors the long-time coach who remains active in the sport.