Coach Freeman, who was my
coach and will always be remembered by me as
"Coach Freeman", began his coaching career in Caledonia Mumford in 1939
and retired from Football after fall of 1956, spanning 18 years.
He was absent for three of those years, '42 to '44, due to military service.
As a side note, in 1942, there was no Football at Caledonia due to lack
of "transportation facilities". He was both an outstanding Coach
and an excellent Administrator.
My memories of Coach Freeman
are extensive. His inspirational pregame and half-time speeches to
the "Team Starters" are legendary to those of us who were lucky enough
to have experienced them. Every coach in the County knew our plays
but that had no effect because Coach Freeman believed in focusing on Execution,
Execution, Execution. I know that Coach Freeman made me a better
person and I will always remember his quiet dignity, his discipline and
the special way he would grin when he found something funny.
Recap 1939 through 1956
18 Losses 4 Ties .756 Winning
Cal Mum Team Honors
3 Undefeated Seasons
1947 - 1950