Oct 17, 2020; Syracuse, NY, USA;  Liberty coach Hugh Freeze (middle) in the second half during a game against Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.  Mandatory Credit: Dennis Nett/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

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Liberty extends Freeze’s contract through 2026

Amid the best start in school history, Liberty extended head coach Hugh Freeze’s contract through the 2026 season on Wednesday.

The No. 22 Flames improved to 7-0 on Saturday with a last-second, 38-35 victory against Virginia Tech.

“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,” athletic director Ian McCaw said in a news release. “All aspects of the program are on the rise including on field performance, academics, recruiting and operations.”

The school did not provide financial details. Last December, Freeze signed a five-year extension worth a reported $2 million per season.

Freeze is 15-5 through two seasons with the program in Lynchburg, Va. Prior to that, he coached at Arkansas State (10-3 in 2011) and Ole Miss (39-25 from 2012-16).

“I am thankful for the strong commitment and support from President (Jerry) Prevo and our leadership and look forward to continuing to build this program,” Freeze said. “Our family along with the coaching staff, support personnel and players are grateful to have the opportunity to represent this University.”

Liberty, which moved up to the FBS level in 2018, is one of two independent schools that are currently unbeaten and ranked in the Top 25. No. 9 BYU is 8-0.

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