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Hugh Freeze: 'We can't think of a better place to restart our career'

December 7, 2018 : Liberty University Athletics

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw have announced the hiring of Hugh Freeze as the ninth head coach in the history of the Flames’ football program.

Freeze was introduced at a press conference on Friday before a packed crowd in the Club Pavilion level of Carter Tower at Williams Stadium. The event was streamed live on an ESPN digital platform and LibertyFlames.com.

“What an honor it is for me and my family to join the Liberty family," Freeze said in a Liberty Athletics news release. "We can’t think of a better place to restart our career in what we love to do. I’m very thankful for President Falwell and the entire Liberty administration for putting their trust in me to lead this wonderful program.”

Freeze brings over 25 years of continued coaching success to Liberty, including head coaching experience that has led to conference titles, nationally ranked recruiting classes and bowl appearances at multiple stops during his highly decorated career.

Prior to being named Liberty’s ninth head football coach, Freeze’s collegiate head coaching stops have included Lambuth University (2008-09), Arkansas State (2011) and Ole Miss (2012-16) where he posted a combined 69-32 mark in eight seasons.

“We are proud to welcome Hugh Freeze and his family to Liberty University," said Liberty President Jerry Falwell. "We are looking forward to learning from one of the best coaches in the country as he leads Liberty in our second year as an FBS team. Hugh Freeze is an asset to our university in so many ways, and we are excited for the future of Flames Football.”

Visit LibertyFlames.com for more news from Friday's press conference.


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