Marcus Freeman was the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, and now his religious beliefs are aligned with that of the school.
Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana, shared in an announcement September 11 that Freeman is the church’s newest Catholic.
The notice said Freeman “has been accepted into the Catholic Church. After preparing with Father Nate Wills, CSC, chaplain for Notre Dame football team, Marcus professed his faith, was confirmed, and received his First Communion. “
Freeman grew up in the Christian and church traditions of Korea. His wife and six children had converted to Catholicism before Marcus converted.
Freeman speak Thursday. “Obviously, when you’re the head coach at Notre Dame, nothing is private.”
Freeman, 36, is from Dayton, Ohio, and was once a star street star in Ohio State. He became defensive coordinator under Luke Fickell at Cincinnati from 2017-2020. Freeman joined Notre Dame last year as defensive coordinator. He was appointed head coach after Brian Kelly left for LSU.