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Tom spent the spring of 2001 as an intern with the women's varsity crew team at the University of Virginia. The preceding spring, Fries served as an assistant coach in the Cavalier's men's program.
Fries has also coached at the Rivanna Community Rowing in Charlottesville, VA. He coached in that organization during the summers of 1998, 2000, and 2001. In the fall of 2000 he coached in Westport, Connecticut's Saugatuck Rowing Club.
An Alexandria, VA native, Fries is 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience.