Northeast's Jeremy Frioud fine after cancer scare
Northeast football coach Jeremy Frioud said he felt stomach pains about two weeks ago and decided to seek medical help. After undergoing tests, it was determined that he had a small, cancerous mass on his kidney.
On Feb. 1, Frioud had surgery and no other cancer was detected.
“I’ll be fine,” said Frioud, who also teaches PE. “The surgery hurt like crazy. There were days where I felt like I was going to die. But I’m slowly getting better. It still hurts. I hoped to get back (to school) next week but it’s looking like it will be the week after.”
Frioud, 35, completed his second season as the Vikings’ head coach last fall. He said he will get back in the weight room with his players as soon as possible, although he won’t be lifting weights any time soon.
“And I won’t be yelling at them,” he said. “I’ll just be talking.”
Asked if he would be back on the sideline for the spring game in May, Frioud said, “(Heck) yeah.”