Belton, TX— University of Mary Hardin-Baylor head
football coach Pete Fredenburg has been named Division III Region III
Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.
Fredenburg has led the Cru to a 13-0 overall record
and UMHB went 6-0 in American Southwest Conference play to win an 11th
ASC title this season. The Cru posted the fourth consecutive 10-0
regular season in the program's history this year and has set tied the
school record with 13 consecutive victories.
UMHB will host Wisconsin-Whitewater in an NCAA Semifinal game this Saturday
at Crusader Stadium in Belton. The Cru has advanced to at least the
Second Round of the playoffs in ten straight seasons, something only
Mount Union can match in Division III.
"It is a tremendous honor for me to be named
Regional Coach of the Year, and is also a credit to the hard work of our
assistant coaches and players," Fredenburg said. "These awards go to
individuals, but there are so many people who are
included in the achievements. I would really like to thank my staff and
my players for all of their hard work to make honors like this
Fredenburg is the only head coach the Cru has had
in the 16-year history of the program. He has guided UMHB to a 159-34
record and 12 NCAA Division III National Championships appearances
during his tenure. The Cru has won or shared 11
ASC championships in that time. This is the seventh AFCA Regional Coach
of the Year honor for Fredenburg. He was also named Region III Coach of
the Year following the 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012 seasons.
Fredenburg also won ASC Coach of the Year
honors for the eighth time in his career this season.
The American Football Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year honors are voted on by active members of the AFCA. The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association's five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by active members of the Association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.