Rumors of Hugh Freeze’s potential return to his coaching roots at the high school football level in Tennessee were just that: rumors.
A Thursday report from Evelyn Van Pelt of TheRebelWalk.com stated that Freeze had received an offer to become the offensive coordinator at The Ensworth School, considered one of, if not the best, private school football programs in the state of Tennessee.
Ensworth’s new coach, Jeremy Garrett, played football for four seasons at Ole Miss, and Freeze is close with former coach Ricky Bowers, who stepped down last week, according to WMSV in Nashville.
Freeze addressed the rumors of the job offer to TheRebelWalk:
“I am good friends with Ricky Bowers, and as many people know, Jeremy Garrett played for me, and I want to see him succeed so we talk often,” Freeze said. “On a recent trip to Nashville, my wife and I stopped by to say hello to both of them. From that, I can only assume that’s where all these rumors are coming from. There was never a job offer extended to me from Ensworth.”
Ensworth would not have been Freeze’s first foray into coaching private schools in Tennessee. He previously was the head coach at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis before moving on to the college ranks and eventually Ole Miss.
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