Carol Frost, a graduate of the University of Nebraska, served as the second head coach of the Husker women's track and field program from 1977 - 1980. She led NU to its first-ever Big Eight championships with a sweep of the indoor and outdoor titles during her final season in 1980. The squad also earned respective fourth- and seventh-place finishes at the AIAW Indoor and Outdoor Championships the same season.
She helped guide former Olympian and Nebraska great Merlene Ottey during her freshman season, when the Hanover, Jamaica, native won NU's first-ever individual women's national championships, in the 200-meter dash outdoors and the 300-meter dash indoors. Frost helped build a talented foundation for a program that would win three indoor national championships from 1982-84 and every Big Eight indoor and outdoor title until 1996.
Frost was a world-class athlete prior to her coaching career. She toured Russia, West Germany and Poland with the 1965 USA track and field team as a top-rated discus and shot put competitor. She represented the United States in international competition in 1966 as the national champion in the discus and later earned the gold medal for the event during the 1967 Pan American Games. Additionally, Frost represented the United States during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
Frost also is the mother of former Husker quarterback Scott Frost, who led NU to a 13-0 record and national championship on the football field in 1997.