Mississippi football team has appointed Hugh Freeze as new head coach for the next season with a four-year contract with a base salary of around $1.5 million per season.
The 42-year-old Hugh Freeze has come from Arkansas State, where he guided the Red Wolves to the Sun Belt championship and had 10-2 win loss record in his opening season as a coach at the Football Bowl Subdivision level. Ole Miss Rebels has finished the season with a 2-10 win loss record, which made history including a 0-8 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Freeze will not available for the Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl game, schedule to play on 8th January against Northern Illinois in Alabama.
Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones said Freeze has signed a four-year contract, which he will receive a base salary of approximately $1.5 million per year and incentives could raise the salary to $ 2.5 million per season. Freeze, who has received just $202,160 last season, which made him the lowest head coach, paid in Football Bowl Subdivision.
Freeze was named 37th Ole Miss Rebels coach on Monday afternoon on the Mississippi university campus in a press conference. Arkansas State has named running back coach David Gunn as interim head coach for the next season, after Freeze left the job on 5th December.