BELTON- Before Saturday night’s game against Southwestern even got underway, there were loud cheers from the crowd. Pete Fredenburg, the architect of the nationally-dominant UMHB football program, was recognized for his legendary role in the program’s history, with the field named “Fredenburg Field” in his honor.
BELTON- On the night that former UMHB head coach Pete Fredenburg had the field at Crusader Stadium named in his honor, he spent a few minutes talking with the media, discussing his legacy at UMHB, the emotions of the unveiling of Fredenburg Field, and much more. Watch the full interview here, courtesy of True To The Cru’s Luke Zayas.
BELTON-Ever since former UMHB head football coach Pete Fredenburg retired on Jan. 7 of this year, there had been rumblings as to how his lasting legacy on Crusader football would be visible entering the 2022 season, the program’s first without him as head coach.
BELTON, Texas- 24 years ago, Pete Fredenburg took a job at a small D-III program that had not yet played its first game. And now, sitting in his office in the present day, having retired on Jan. 8 as UMHB’s head coach, it is hard to put into words what he accomplished in just over two decades.
BELTON, Texas- The day was inevitable. But nonetheless, the shock was heard around the D-III football world Friday afternoon.
BELTON, Texas- The UMHB football team made the trip back to Belton on Saturday afternoon, after claiming the Stagg Bowl title in a 57-24 victory over top-ranked North Central.
True To The Cru photographer Luke Zayas was on-site for the event, capturing all the action as the Crusaders returned home with the national championship trophy in hand.
Here are several of his photos, along with the video of head coach Pete Fredenburg’s speech at Cummins Fieldhouse.
For the photo gallery of the game against North Central, click here.
For the game story following Friday’s victory, click here.
CANTON, Ohio- Following UMHB’s national championship victory Friday night, head coach Pete Fredenburg was named D3football.com’s Coach of the Year. This marks the first time, since the honor was first awarded in 2005, that Fredenburg has been named Coach of the Year.
BELTON, Texas- UMHB head football coach Pete Fredenburg has no qualms about his team’s preparation. Not when the Stagg Bowl, D-III football’s national championship game, is set for Friday. Not when multiple players arrive at the team facility to review film before the sun has risen on a Monday morning, just over 24 hours after arriving home from its 24-7 semifinal win at Wisconsin-Whitewater.
BELTON, Texas- The last time the D-III football playoffs were contested, UMHB’s 2019 season was ended by Wisconsin-Whitewater in a quarterfinal matchup in Belton. Now, with Saturday’s 49-24 win over Linfield, the Crusaders earned an opportunity at redemption.
BELTON, Texas- It had been three weeks since Kyle King had thrown a touchdown pass. So he tossed six on Saturday.
The UMHB quarterback threw for 345 yards and broke the program’s single-game passing touchdown record as the Crusaders defeated Linfield 49-24 in the NCAA playoff quarterfinal matchup. It sets up a semifinal meeting between UMHB and Wisconsin-Whitewater on Dec. 11.