The Boyd Epley Award honors individuals who exhibit historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of their career. The Board of Directors carefully deliberates to select the recipient of the Boyd Epley Award, as it is the most prestigious award a Member of the NSCA can receive.
Andrew Fry is a Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Kansas. He received his degrees from Nebraska Wesleyan University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Penn State University, followed by two years of post-doctoral training at Ohio University. Dr. Fry was a faculty member at The University of Memphis for 13 years, where he was Director of the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory. In 2007, he relocated to the University of Kansas, and in 2008, in collaboration with KU Athletics, he co-founded the Research and Coaching Performance Team to address sport performance research needs for KU student-athletes. Recently, he helped create the Jayhawk Athletic Performance Laboratory to further study sport performance. During his academic career, Andy has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, over 50 coach and practitioner-oriented articles, presented over 90 conference lectures and keynotes and over 280 research abstracts, and been awarded nearly 40 research grants. Andy has been a board member and vice-president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and President of the Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Originally joining the NSCA in 1982, he later worked in the national offices as an editorial assistant for 4 years. During this time, he met and interacted with many of the key contributors to the early years of the then-young organization. In addition to his academic and research career, he has been very involved as a practitioner. Andy’s post-college career began in the commercial fitness industry when he owned and operated a fitness center that sponsored numerous competitive powerlifters, weightlifters, body builders, and amateur wrestlers. After completion of his collegiate wrestling career, he competed in over 50 powerlifting, weightlifting and body building contests. Andy has coached wrestling, weightlifting, power lifting, and nationally-ranked youth baseball. He has served as the faculty sponsor for three different university student weight lifting clubs, and has served as a volunteer in the strength and conditioning programs at 4 different universities and several high schools. He is married to Dr. Mary Fry, a sport and exercise psychologist, and has two children, Jared (age 20) and Lindsey (age 18).
|Candidates would be nominated by a past president or the current NSCA Board of Directors|
|Candidates would have a minimum of 20 years of NSCA membership|
|Candidates would be at least 55 years of age|
|Candidates would have a minimum of 100 points accumulated from the criteria sheet|
Additionally, all nominees must qualify using an evaluation criteria (PDF download) and submit a resume/CV and supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, qualifying nominees will be asked for media/public relations/communication officer information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2017 - Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA||2007 - Gary A. Dudley, PhD, CSCS|
|2015 - Gerard Martin, MA, CSCS, RSCC*E||2005 - Steven J. Fleck, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA|
|2014 - Lee Brown, EdD, CSCS,*D, FACSM, FNSCA||2004 - John Garhammer, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA|
|2013 - Gene Coleman, EdD, CSCS, RSCC,*E||2000 - Mike Stone, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA|
|2012 - Al Vermeil, CSCS, RSCC*E||1998 - Tom Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D|
|2011- Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT||1996 - Dan Wathen, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA|
|2010 - Steve Bliss, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA||1994 - William J. Kraemer, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA|
|2009 - Meg Ritchie-Stone, MS, FNSCA||1993 - Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA|
|2008 - Bruno Pauletto, MS, CSCS, FNSCA|