honolulu – chaminade university athletics announced friday the appointment of dale fryxell, ph.d., as the new faculty athletics representative. he will serve as the liaison between the faculty and athletics department and will report directly to chaminade president dr. lynn babington to ensure academic integrity and the welfare of student-athletes.
a member of the chaminade faculty for over 25 years, fryxell, a psychology professor, is in his sixth year as the dean of the school of education and behavioral sciences. he was previously the dean of education before the department merged with the school of behavioral science a few years ago. he teaches a sports psychology course for those who are interested in coaching or other aspects of athletics and exercise.
Fryxell participated in football, basketball and track & field in high school and earned an athletic scholarship as a freshman pole-vaulter at Augustana College. He has also coached in many youth leagues in football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
an avid sports fan, fryxell has attended many silverswords’ sporting events over the years and knows first-hand the experience of being a parent of a ‘swords student-athlete; his daughter, kelli, was a member of the women’s soccer team from 2015 to ’17. he was also on the faculty/staff basketball team which defeated several student squads en-route to the chaminade 3-on-3 intramural championship in 2018.
fryxell earned his bachelor’s degree at the university of minnesota, master’s degree at the university of st. thomas and the university of hawai’i manoa, the latter where he also earned his ph.d.
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sports information director, chaminade university of honolulu