Defensive Line Play at UMHB - Pete Fredenburg, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylorby THSCA
Defensive Line Play at UMHB - Pete Fredenburg, Univ. of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Pete Fredenburg has quickly built the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football program into a national power after starting the program from scratch 23 years ago and he guided the Cru to its first National Championship in 2018. Fredenburg has led the Cru to a 216-39 overall record in his 22 seasons in Belton and has guided UMHB to 16 postseason berths. The Cru has won 16 American Southwest Conference championships under Fredenburg’s direction, including one this spring to cap another undefeated season. UMHB has advanced to at least the Second Round of the postseason every year since 2004 and has played in eight National Semifinal games. Fredenburg has guided the Cru to a 34-15 postseason record in his tenure. Fredenburg is a ten-time AFCA Region III Coach of the Year and is also a ten-time ASC Coach of the Year. He was named AFCA Division III National Coach of the Year after the 2016 season and he also earned Liberty Mutual Division III National Coach of the Year honors following the 2013 season. Fredenburg was also named American Football Monthly Division III Coach of the Year honors that year. Fredenburg was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017 and was officially enshrined in the hall at a ceremony in April of 2018.
Fredenburg was an assistant coach at Baylor University from 1980 to 1993 under legendary coach Grant Teaff and he coached the Bears in the Cotton. Liberty, Copper, John Hancock and Bluebonnet Bowls in that time. He was named Southwest Conference Defensive Coach of the Year in 1990. Fredenburg also spent one season at Louisiana State University and three seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana Tech before joining UMHB.
Fredenburg is a 1970 graduate of Southwest Texas State and he was a three-year letterman for the Bobcats football team. He started his coaching career at New Braunfels Canyon High School before moving to New Braunfels High. He was head coach at Giddings High School for three seasons before moving to Baylor.
Coach Fredenburg and his wife, Karen, have three children and nine grandchildren. His youngest son, Cody, was a four-year starter at quarterback for UMHB and was a 2003 Gagliardi Trophy Finalist. Cody also served as the Cru’s offensive coordinator during a four-year stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater.