Nathan Fry has been on staff at Harvard since 2003, when he joined the department as Director of Compliance. He was subsequently promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in 2005, Associate Director of Athletics in 2008, and Senior Associate Director of Athletics in 2014.
Fry serves as the primary sport administrator for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. Additionally, Fry oversees the admissions and recruitment process for athletics, the compliance department, academic integration, and campus relations. He created the Crimson Captains Leadership Program in 2007, worked in partnership with the Dean of the Faculty to establish the Faculty Fellows Program in 2008, and established the Assistant Coach Development Fund in 2011. He recently launched the Athlete Peer Advising Program in partnership with the Advising Programs Office.
In addition to his responsibilities with athletics, Fry lives in-residence at Harvard as a Resident Fellow in Pforzheimer House, providing academic and social guidance to Harvard upperclassmen. Fry is the ‘founding father’ of the Polar Beer Brew Club in Pforzheimer House, is a member of the Board of Freshman Advisers at Harvard and works with several student life committees at Harvard, including the Administrative Board, the Student Advisory Board, the Campus Community Collaborative with the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and the Class Scheduling Committee. He is a member of the prestigious Christian/Segal Traveling Fellowship Prize selection committee and the Shaw Summer Traveling Fellowship selection committee at the Office of Career Services at Harvard. Fry also serves on the Local Emergency Management Team at Harvard College.
Fry earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Indiana in 1999 and completed a Master's degree in sports administration at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001. He was the featured speaker at the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series at the University of Southern Indiana, and was the featured alumnus for the 2014 Alumni Spotlight Series at Southern Miss. He previously served as an Assistant Director with the Council of Ivy Group Presidents, from 2001 until his appointment at Harvard in 2003.
Fry and his wife, Michele, reside on Faculty Row on Harvard’s campus with their four children.