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On the show today, Zach interviews head coach of the Liberty Flames football team, Hugh Freeze.
A winning tradition at the highest level of NCAA collegiate football was brought to Liberty Mountain when Hugh Freeze was introduced as the ninth head coach in football program history on Dec. 7, 2018.
Born in Oxford and raised in Independence, Mississippi, Hugh, and his wife, Jill, are the parents of three daughters: Ragan, Jordan and Madison.
Freeze's Head Coaching Career By the Numbers
1 – Led the program to its first ever bowl game appearance and bowl game victory in 2019
2 – Liberty is one of two teams in NCAA history to win bowl games during their first two full seasons at the FBS level
3 – Liberty was one of three teams in the country in 2020 to rank in the top 20 in both total offense and total defense, joining Clemson and BYU
6 – Freeze was one of six finalist for the 2020 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award
9 – The Flames knocked off No. 9/11 ranked Coastal Carolina in the 2020 Cure Bowl, marking the first time Liberty had defeated a nationally ranked FBS opponent in program history
10 – Liberty tied a program record with 10 wins during the 2020 season
17 – The Flames finished the 2020 season ranked No. 17 in the final Associated Press poll, its first-ever end of the year national ranking
Ole Miss (2012-16)
1 – Top ranked scoring defense in the country in 2014 (16.0 points allowed per game)
2 – Alabama's national ranking when Ole Miss defeated the Crimson Tide, 43-37, in Tuscaloosa, Fla., on Sept. 19, 2015 marking the Rebel's first road win in the series since 1988
4 – Top 15 ranked recruiting classes, including top-five classes in 2013 and 2016
7 – All-Americans coached during his time at Ole Miss
11 – Ole Miss players selected in the NFL Draft during Freeze's coaching tenure, including three first-round selections in the 2016 NFL Draft
Arkansas State (2011)
1 – First 10-win season in the Arkansas State's time as an FBS program
3 – Number of times a team has finished a season undefeated in conference play in the Sun Belt Conference, including Freeze's 8-0 mark in 2011
8 – National ranking in scoring offense in 2009, averaging 38.1 points per game
10 – Weeks ranked in the national top-10 NAIA rankings in 2009, including a final season ranking of No. 6
11 – Regular season wins during the 2009 season, marking the first undefeated regular season in school history
Career Coaching Honors:
2020 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year finalist
2013 Grant Teaff FCA Coach of the Year
2011 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
2009 AFCA Southeast Region Coach of the Year
2009 Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year
5-Time Region 8-AA Coach of the Year
4-Time Associated Press High School Coach of the Year
Also, on our "House Call" segment of the show, Dr. Tim Clinton will answer a question from one of you.
Tim Clinton, Ed.D, LPC, LMFT, is the President of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Dr. Clinton also serves as the Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk”, heard on nearly 1,300 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and spends much of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited nearly 30 books, including The Struggle is Real: How to Care for Mental and Relational Health Needs in the Church.
Find out more at drtimclinton.com