Pete Fredenburg

Pete Fredenburg

  • Title
    Football Head Coach
  • Email
    pfredenburg@umhb.edu
  • Phone
    254-295-4226

Coach Fredenburg began his career in Texas as a coach at several high schools including Canyon High School, New Braunfels High School, and Giddings High School. He has coached more than twenty players who have played professional football. After starting the UMHB football program in 1998, it took Fredenburg just four seasons to take the Cru to the NCAA Division III playoffs and just five years for him to guide UMHB to an American Southwest Conference championship. In only the seventh season of UMHB football, Fredenburg had the Cru in the NCAA Division III National Championship game. In 2016, Fredenburg led the Cru to its first NCAA Division III National Championship with a 10-7 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The Cru also set school and American Southwest Conference records by finishing the year at 15-0. UMHB returned to the Stagg Bowl in 2017 and finished as National Runner-Up with a 14-1 overall record. Fredenburg has compiled a 210-39 record in 20 seasons as the only head coach in the history of the UMHB football program and he is currently tied for third among active Division III head coaches in career victories. The Cru were ASC Champions in 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and ASC Tri-Champions in 2015 and 2003 after winning their first ASC Championship in 2002. The Cru also finished the 2004 season ranked 2nd in the nation in all three of the major Division III National Polls and finished at #1 in the country in every major poll following the 2016 campaign. Coach Fredenburg has coached 19 AFCA All-Americans, five Academic All-Americans, 120 All-Region selections, 370 All-Conference players, 14 Academic All-District VI players and 203 Academic All-Conference selections during his tenure at UMHB. The Cru has also earned 16 trips to the NCAA Division III Football Championships under Coach Fredenburg, claiming berths in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Fredenburg is a ten-time ASC Coach of the Year and has also earned AFCA Regional Coach of the Year honors nine times in his career. He was named Liberty Mutual Division III Coach of the Year and also claimed American Football Monthly Division III Coach of the Year honors following the 2013 season and was named AFCA Division III National Coach of the Year after the 2016 season. Fredenburg was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in the fall of 2017 and was officially inducted in April of 2018.

He had a thirteen-year tenure at Baylor University as Defensive Coordinator and assistant head coach. After the job at Baylor, he then moved to Louisiana State University. After one year at LSU, he was given the opportunity to be the Defensive Coordinator at Louisiana Tech University. He remained there for three years.

Coach Fredenburg's Honors:

Bowl games: Cotton, Bluebonnet (twice), Liberty, Copper, and John Hancock (Sun), Amos Alonzo Stagg

Southwest Conference Defensive Coach of the Year - 1990

Named one of the top recruiters for the Southwest Conference

Southwest Texas State three-year letterman in football

Liberty Mutual Division III Coach of the Year - 2013

American Football Monthly Division III Coach of the Year - 2013

American Football Coaches Association Division III National Coach of the Year - 2016

American Southwest Conference Championship - 2002, 2003(Tri-Champs), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009(Co-Champs), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015(Tri-Champs), 2016, 2017

American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year - 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

AFCA Region III Coach of the Year - 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

American Football Monthly National Coach of the Year Runner-Up - 2002

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee - 2018