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Mike Freeman resigns as Fieldcrest football coach

After only two seasons leading the Fieldcrest football team, Mike Freeman announced he has resigned as the program’s head coach.

“I want to make it known that my resignation does not come by choice,” Freeman said in a social media post. “Unfortunately, a small percentage of uncommitted and uninvolved parents and community members, who are trying to remain anonymous to not have their names attached, have voiced their opinion and want a change of direction for the program to their liking.”

Freeman served as an assistant coach at Fieldcrest for six seasons before taking over as head coach prior to the 2020 season after head coach Derek Schneeman left to coach at DeKalb.

Freeman guided the Knights to an 4-0 record in the COVID-19-shortened spring season before Fieldcrest went 0-9 this fall.

“I want to thank every coach, player, parent, community member and fan that has supported me and my family’s journey over the last eight years as part of Fieldcrest football, especially the last two years as the head coach,” Freeman said in his post. “The friendships and bonds my family and I have made with the coaches and players here will be forever cherished.

“I know that 99% of all former and current players, parents and community members support our football family and what we were trying to build here as a football program and will continue to support us in the next steps of our journey.”