Liberty extends Hugh Freeze through 2026 season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Liberty Flames knew with the success that Hugh Freeze is having this season, the administration knew that he would be a top target of many schools in several weeks. They have attempted to stop their pursuit.

After the 7-0 start, his name was being thrown around at several locations. Three just happened to be in the Southeastern Conference, including Vanderbilt, South Carolina, and Auburn.

Hugh Freeze 2020 Headshot
Hugh Freeze 2020 Headshot

The Flames announced on Wednesday that Freeze has agreed to a contract extension. He is now tied to the team through the 2026 season.

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“Coach Freeze is a wonderful blessing to Liberty and we are grateful for his outstanding leadership of our football program and mentorship of our football student-athletes,” said Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. “All aspects of the program are on the rise including on field performance, academics, recruiting and operations.”

This is Freeze’s second contract at the school since he was hired. He also signed an agreement with the school in December 2019.

Freeze has guided the program to their best season so far. The Flames are 7-0 for the first time in their program’s 48-year history.

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He is 15-5 at Liberty in 20 games. He guided the program to an 8-5 record, including a Cure Bowl win over the Georgia Southern Eagles.

Despite his contract, the buyout clause in the deal is unknown at this time. Depending on his availability and the buyout, Freeze may still depart the school at the end of the season.

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