Hugh Freeze receives new contract extension at Liberty, school announces
Hugh Freeze has received a new contract extension at Liberty that could keep him with the Flames for another 8 years.
Freeze and Liberty have agreed to a new contract through the 2030 season. It’s an 8-year contract that’s fully guaranteed and averages just under $5 million per year over the course of the deal, Pete Thamel of ESPN reported.
Freeze has coached Liberty to a 7-1 record this season, and overall has a 33-12 mark with the Flames. At Ole Miss, he was 39-25, and at Arkansas State, 10-3.
Freeze is often mentioned for open jobs around the SEC, especially at Auburn given his success at Ole Miss, particularly when it came to beating Alabama.
This announcement came on the heels of the most historic win in program history, and during Liberty’s bye week.
Last week, Liberty beat BYU, 41-14, before 24,012 fans in a nationally televised game on ESPNU. The largest crowd to ever see a game at Williams Stadium witnessed history in the making and they stormed the field following the convincing win to celebrate.
“We are grateful for Coach Freeze’s outstanding leadership of Liberty Football and the positive influence he has on our student-athletes,” Athletics Director Ian McCaw said in a statement. “Liberty Football is realizing the vision that was cast for it decades ago and we are excited that Coach Freeze will lead the program into the future.”