Mary Hardin-Baylor has suspended head coach Pete Fredenburg after the school discovered and then self-reported major NCAA violations. See the announcement below.
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Fredenburg is the only head coach UMHB has known and carries a 210-39 record with the Division III school in Belton, Texas. He led the Crusaders to the 2016 national championship and a 14-1 mark with a title game appearance last fall.
Fredenburg has been suspended for three months without pay and for the first three games of the 2018 season.
“In this instance, I unintentionally broke an NCAA rule. I regret this and I accept responsibility.”
The university didn’t provide specific information about the infractions, but said they are major under NCAA rules.
“There was no effort to hide or deny the conduct which resulted in extra benefits to student-athletes, and the benefits were not provided with an intention to obtain either a recruiting advantage or competitive advantage,” a University release said, adding “The infractions do not involve sexual misconduct, academic fraud, or financial aid.”
Defense coordinator Larry Harmon will serve as interim head coach.