Northern State University Interim Athletic Director, Terri Holmes announced today that Dylan Fritz will move on from his position as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Fritz resigns his post effective July 30th and transitions to a career outside of athletics.
"We would like to thank Dylan for all that he has done for our NSU student-athletes over the last 8-plus year," noted Holmes. "He challenged each athlete and team to push out of their comfort zone and be the very best that they could be. He also created a sense of pride in our strength and conditioning program. We wish him the best of luck."
"The past eight years have been a dream come true," explained Fritz. "It was such a blessing that Kelli and I both found jobs at Northern State. The people of Aberdeen and Northern State are family to us. We were truly blessed to serve this school and community; and will cherish our time spent here. We appreciate the community of Aberdeen and Northern State University, as well as the faculty, staff, and students we were so fortunate to work alongside on a daily basis. We will be leaving Aberdeen with our feet but not our hearts! Thank you for an unbelievable eight years. We are so blessed. Go Wolves!"
A certified strength and conditioning specialist and USA weightlifting sports performance coach, Fritz brought a wealth of experience from universities and organizations across the country. His work in the Northern State department led to the rise of numerous athletic programs in recent years. In addition to his coaching experience, Dylan worked to establish and develop a strength and conditioning internship program.
Northern State will begin a national search for Fritz's replacement.