Perhaps there is no more fitting a person in the Florida State Hall of Fame than 1997 inductee Dee Frye-Davis. From 1956 until her retirement in 1990, Dee was one of the most recognizable figures
within the Florida State Athletics Department. Dee worked for every Athletic Director in the history of Seminole athletics and she remained on duty part-time following her retirement to coordinate the
annual Hall of Fame and team reunion ceremonies.
Dee Frye-Davis' first assignment was secretary, under FSU's first Physical Education and Athletic Director, Howard Danford, and for most of her 34-year career she was in charge of the department's
personnel matters. However, her talents make her invaluable to the fledging athletics department and over her career her responsibilities ranged from selling tickets, to the design and advertising
sales for the football program, to hosting in the football press box, to just about every duty one could imagine.
Dee Frye-Davis helped establish the FSU Hall of Fame under then athletic director John Bridges in 1977 and has been instrumental to its success ever since. She likes to tell people that she was the
first to urge FSU to hire Bobby Bowden back in the early 70s, but would not get her wish until the third time around.
Ms. Davis truly was FSU "right hand lady."