Profession: Orthopedic Surgeon
High School: Calhoun High School
College: University of Georgia
Medical School: The Medical College of Georgia
Mitch Frix, M.D., was a member of the University of Georgia football team from 1979 to 1982. During that time, his teams won one national championship, three Southeastern Conference Championships and played in three Sugar Bowls. He was the starting snapper on the 1981 and 1982 SEC Championship teams. After the 1982 season, Mitch was selected to the UGA Victors Club for superior play throughout the season. He was also awarded the ‘TEAM me’ award for unselfish contributions to the team’s overall success. Prominent UGA teammates included, Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker and All-American kicker, Kevin Butler. Mitch served as a graduate assistant football coach in the fall of 1983 while completing his final year of pharmacy school.
At Calhoun High, Mitch won the ‘Best Offensive Lineman’ award and the ‘Senior Captain’ award. He also won several academic awards including ‘Highest Academic Average’. He was the President of FCA and Vice President of The National Honor Society.
Mitch received his M.D. from The Medical College of Georgia in 1990, where he was an active participant in the intramural sports program. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency in 1995. During his residency, he also served as the team physician for The Academy of Richmond County. Dr. Frix did an additional fellowship in sports medicine at the Orthopedic Research of Virginia. During that year, he worked with the Pittsburg Steelers organization of the National Football League, several colleges and high schools in the state of Virginia.
Mitch and his wife, Tina, returned with their family to Calhoun in 1996. He has served all three local high schools as Team Physician. He founded the Hamilton Sports Medicine Program which includes the “Saturday Morning Injury Clinic” for student athletes. Every Friday night in the fall, Mitch can be found walking the sidelines at a local high school football game caring for student athletes.
Mitch is also a licensed helicopter pilot. Both of his sons, Ty and Trent, played football at the University of Georgia.