Derek Frese is in his fifth season at Nebraska Wesleyan as a throws coach. Frese has been named the Central Region Field Assistant Coach of the Year for three consecutive track & field seasons. He earned the honor during the 2010 outdoor season then during both the 2011 indoor and outdoor seasons.
During the 2011 season Frese had three athletes earn six NCAA III All-American awards, including four women's All-American awards at the outdoor championships. He also coached both Amanda Brichacek and Elliott Bulling to school records in the weight throw and shot put, respectively.
In 2010 he coached his first All-American and also had three athletes qualify for four events at the NCAA III Outdoor Championships.
Frese came to NWU from Northwest Missouri State University where he served as a graduate assistant track & field coach for two seasons. He earned a master's degree in athletic administration from NWMSU in 2007.
Frese earned a bachelor's degree in sports administration from University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2005. While at UNK he was a four-year member of the track team. Frese was a four-time NCAA II All-American in the throws and earned All-RMAC recognition in seven of the eight seasons he competed. He was also a team captain during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
Frese, a Bancroft, Neb., native lives with his wife Karla and daughter Rosalyn in Lincoln.