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Why Nate Frye is opening a new gym for Houma-area basketball players

Nate Frie wanted to find a way to share everything he learned as a professional basketball player with the next generation of Houma athletes.

He opened “The Den of Alpha Omega” gym to do just that. It is located at 138 Alliance Court in Houma and is open to area athletes who want to learn from a professional basketball player or need a place to play.

Frye, a former Houma Christian School standout and the current men’s basketball coach there, was a standout basketball player at the University of New Orleans, where he played in the NCAA Tournament in 2017. He has also played professionally in Canada and South America with hopes of returning to the professional ranks.

But right now, his goal is to help Bayou area athletes improve their games, while developing an interest in sports such as basketball.

Frye said the gym offers bronze ($25 per month), silver ($100 per month) and gold ($120 per month) membership packages. Non-member rates are also available.

“I’m super excited about this new gym,” Frye said. “I waited a long time to be able to do this. I just want to be able to give back to the public. For a long time, I always wanted to share what I learned at university and at the higher level with the people here and the children here. The facility allows me to do just that – share my knowledge.”

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The facility includes a 5,600 square foot basketball gymnasium and 1,400 square feet of office space, practice rooms and locker rooms. It has equipment such as shooting machines, which will allow athletes to shoot jumps without someone bouncing the basketball for them.

“Basically, it’s everything you need to get involved in basketball, you’ll find it here, whether it’s conditioning, ball handling, shooting and more,” Frye said. “I want to help kids go to college and help them with tutoring.

“I thank God for allowing me to do this. He spearheaded it all and every decision that was made on this building was because of him.

Nate Frye, a professional basketball player from Houma, opened

Frye, 27, currently a free agent, said he still has his sights set on continuing his professional basketball career. He has received offers from foreign teams but he is waiting for the best opportunity. He also coached Houma Christian’s men’s basketball team for the third consecutive season.

“I’m just waiting for God to point me in the right direction,” Frye said. “I still plan to play. It’s still on the table. I still have it. The shot is still there. I can’t wait to get here and practice. When that time comes, God willing always to play, it will put me in the right situation so that I can acquire more knowledge about the game to share with children.

For more information on the gym, email [email protected], visit Alpha Omega Training on Facebook or Train_alphaomega on Instagram.

Contact Chris Singleton at 985-857-2213 or [email protected] and on Twitter @courierchris.