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Mobile, Ala.  (Sept.  28, 2023) – Hugh Freeze, Auburn University Head Coach, will speak at the C Spire 1st & 10 Club on Monday, Oct. 2 at Moe’s Original BBQ Downtown at 5:30 p.m.

Hugh Freeze was named the 31st head football coach in Auburn’s 129-year history on Nov. 28, 2022. An experienced head coach at the collegiate level for 12 years, Freeze has quickly elevated each program he has led.

The head coach at Liberty from 2019-22, Freeze led the Flames to four bowl games and a 34-15 record. In 2020, Freeze guided Liberty to a 10-1 overall record and the team’s first-ever national ranking as it finished No. 17 in the country. For his efforts, Freeze was a finalist for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award that season.

From 2012-2016, while the head coach at Ole Miss, Freeze led them back to championship form guiding them to bowl games three of his five years. In 2015, Ole Miss finished in the top 10 national rankings with a record of 10-3 (6-2 SEC) including a 43-37 road victory over No. 2 Alabama. Ole Miss was ranked in the top 25 for 45 weeks over his five-year tenure.

In 2014, Freeze was a finalist for the 2014 Bear Bryant Award and the 2014 Dobb Trophy. In 2013, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) awarded Freeze the Grant Teaff Coach of the Year award.

In 2011, as head coach at Arkansas State, the Red Wolves captured the Sun Belt Conference championship with a 10-2 overall record. It marked the program’s first 10-win season since 1986 and the best debut season ever by an A-State head coach. Freeze was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year.

From 1995-2004, Freeze was at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis as a teacher, coach and administrator. His overall record was 99-23, which included an undefended season in 1996, winning six straight state championship games, and being named the AP Coach of the Year four times.

Freeze has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in mathematics with a minor in coaching and sports administration.

For more information about the C Spire 1st & 10 Club or the 68 Ventures Bowl, visit or call 251-635-0011.