Adam Friese joins the UAA coaching staff as the strength and conditioning coach in 2011-12.
Currently, Friese is a personal trainer at The Alaska Club after working for a year and a half at the sports specific gym, Acceleration Alaska. Prior to his professional career, Friese was a member of the junior A hockey team, the Alaska Avalanche, and attended UAA on an academic scholarship.
A local of St. Louis Park, Minn., Friese has spent 20 years in Alaska and graduated from Wasilla High School in 2008, where he was a four-year letterwinner in both hockey and soccer. His class valedictorian, Friese was voted the Mat-Su Valley Student Athlete of the year in 2008.