Frank Sevigne, the longest tenured track and field coach in Nebraska history, served a total of 34 years as a collegiate head coach. Following a six-year stint (1950-55) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he headed to NU (1956-83), where he would make his mark on the sport for the next 28 years. He also previously served as an advisory coach for the Jamaica and Iceland national teams.
The graduate of Seton Hall was posthumously inducted into the United States Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004 in Portland, Ore.
Sevigne brought a wealth of success to Nebraska athletics. He oversaw a total of 11 national champions, 42 All-Americans and 103 individual conference champions while compiling a dual and triangular record of 141-49-3. One of his former athletes, sprinter Charlie Greene, added an Olympic Gold Medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 1968 Games. Sevigne also had the foresight to introduce one of the top collegiate indoor track meets in the nation, the Husker Invitational, which has been renamed the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in his memory.
Following his retirement at the conclusion of the 1983 season, Sevigne continued to be connected with the Husker program as an Associate Head Coach during the 1984 season. He lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 29, 1985.
- Meet Director: 1959 NCAA Championships
- Meet Director: USA vs. USSR dual meet, 1975
- Meet Director: National Junior Olympic Games
- Past President: IC4A Coaches Association
- Referee: Kansas Relays, Drake Relays, Michigan State Relays, USA vs. USSR Dual
Meet, and U.S. Junior National Championships.
- Member: NCAA Track and Field Rules Committee
- Member: U.S. Olympic Track and Field Committee
- Advisory Coach: Jamaica for Commonwealth Games
- Advisory Coach: Iceland
- Chief-De-Mission: U.S. Junior National Team that competed in the Soviet Union and
- Chairman: Track and Field Region VII for the AAU