Marcus Freeman could not contain his emotions when he was introduced to the Notre Dame players after he was officially named the new head coach at Notre Dame.

The former defensive coordinator pumped his fist, and immediately gave a bear hug to players as they began an offseason workout.

Freeman will be introduced on Monday at a 2 p.m. ET press conference and will coach the Irish in their upcoming bowl game.

“It is an honor to be named the head coach of Notre Dame Football,” Freeman said. “I am eternally grateful to both Father John Jenkins and Jack Swarbrick for giving me the opportunity to lead the exceptional men who make this program what it is. Notre Dame is a very special place and I look forward to pursuing a national championship with the most outstanding student-athletes, coaches and staff in college football.”