Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced on Wednesday that over the next four years, Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze will averaged $4.925 million per year.
In addition, the salary pool for the nine assistant Ole Miss coaches has jumped from #3,110.000 to $4.260,000, and the budget for operations, strength and conditioning and other support staff has increased by $260,000.
Bjork said, "In four short years, Hugh Freeze has taken Ole miss football from the bottom of the SEC to one of the premier programs in college football. Coach Freeze is a unique leader who has the ability to develop young men both on and off the field. With his staff's leadership, chemistry and integrity, there are championships in the future, and this investment and ongoing stadium renovations indicate our commitment to supporting the vision. We look forward to seeing Coach Freeze on the Ole Miss sidelines for a long time."
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium is undergoing a major facelift with the north end of the stadium being bowled in and renovation of a plaza and bell tower.
"I am humbled and blessed by the continued confidence our administration continues to show in our staff,"stated Freeze. "I am grateful especially to Ross for his proactive leadership and steadfast support. I also appreciate the salary increased for our assistant coaches and support staff, who have worked extremely hard to build this program. My family loves Oxford and the Ole Miss family and are blessed by God to continue building this program and working with the young men that choose this great university."
Freeze is the first coach in school history to guide the Rebels to a bowl game in each of his first four season, including wins in the BBVA Compass, Music City and Sugar Bowl.
Freeze continues to recruit and sign top-level talent and it appears that 2016 is going to be another bumper crop of talent.
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