College work:1967 - BS in Education from Cortland State College in NY
1986 - SDA (School District Administrator) Certification.
1999 - CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) Certification
2012 - CMAA (Certified Master Athletic Administrator) Certification
Professionally:1967 - 2006: Teacher, coach, administrator - W. Irondequoit CSD (39 years of service)
1969 - 1984: Assistant Athletic Director (WICSD)
1984 - 2006: District Director of Physical Education & Athletics (Retired: 7/30/06)
1989 - present: Executive Director and Treasurer, Operation Offense, Inc.
1996 - present: Executive Director of the Monroe County Public School Athletic Conference, Inc.
1996 - 1997: President of the NYS Athletic Administrators Association.
1997 - 2003: Member, NIAAA National Publications committee.
2000 - 2002: President of the Section V of the NYSPHSAA
2002 - 2006: Board of Directors of the NIAAA
2005 - President of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Assoc.
2011 - 2012: Completed my 40th year in education and 24th as an AD in Churchville, NY
2011 - Appointed NYSAAA Liaison to the NIAAA
Awards:1992 - Chapter 5 of the NYSAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year
1993 - Chapter 5 of the NYSAAA - Distinguished Service Award
1998 - NYS Director of Physical Education of the Year
2000 - NIAAA State Award of Merit
2003 - NFHS National Citation Award recipient
2006 - Chapter 5 of the NYSAAA Awards Luncheon is now been named:
"Dennis E. Fries - Chapter 5 Awards Luncheon"
2009 - NIAAA “Distinguished Service Award” recipient
2012 - NIAAA “Citation Award” Recipient (Highest Recognition given by the NIAAA)
1985 - Inducted into the State Univ. of NY Cross-Country Hall of Fame
2014 - Inducted into the NYS Athletic Administrators Hall of Fame
2015 - Inducted into the Section V Football Hall of Fame
2015 - Inducted into the Cortland College Hall of Fame
2016 - To be inducted into the NIAAA Hall of Fame
Personal history:Married: 47 yrs. Kathy (Wife) and 4 adult children (all married), 11 grandchildren.
I am the Co-Chair of the NYS Concussion Management program, which includes pre-concussion cognitive baseline testing for our athletes.
I have successfully completed 20+ NIAAA Leadership Training Courses and have been an instructor for this National program as well.