ALBANY, Ga. — University of Mississippi Football Coach Hugh Freeze is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the Easter morning worship service at Sherwood Baptist Church.
The Ole Miss Rebels head coach will speak at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in the Worship Center at Sherwood. The speech is open to the public. In addition to being the head coach at Ole Miss, Freeze gained national attention as the high school coach of Michael Oher who was portrayed in the movie ‘The Blind Side.”
Freeze also excelled this past recruiting season by attracting what some analysts consider the top college football freshman class to Ole Miss for next season.
Freeze is a noted speaker, recruiter and motivator. He led his team to a bowl appearance in his first season at the University of Mississippi in 2012. Inheriting a team that won just two games in 2011 and lost 14 straight Southeastern Conference games, Freeze led Ole Miss to seven wins in 2012, including three SEC victories, and the team’s first bowl berth since 2009.
A Mississippi native, Freeze, 43, and his wife, Jill, are the parents of three daughters, Ragan, Jordan, and Madison.
Sherwood Baptist Church is located at 2201 Whispering Pines Road in Albany. For more information about Sherwood Baptist Church, call (229) 883-1910 or visit www.sherwoodbaptist.net.