The program's all-time winningest coach, Freese earned career win number 200 last season and enters the 2012 campaign with 205 wins as head coach of the Chippewas. There is no salary adjustment as a part of her new multi-year contract.
"I am very excited and pleased in the confidence the administration and Director of Athletics Dave Heeke have shown in me and the direction of our program with this extension," Freese said. "I have such a high energy level and passion for Central Michigan University and this extension is a commitment by myself and our administration to our program moving forward."
The Chippewas have won two MAC Tournament titles (1990 and 2005) and one regular season championship (2002) under the three-time MAC Coach of the Year. Her squads have been in the conference championship an additional five times and have appeared in the conference semifinals an additional seven times.
"I feel CMU field hockey is a strong, stable program both academically and athletically because of Coach Freese's leadership and hard work," Heeke said. "Stability within a program is important to potential student-athletes and this extension provides that. We stand behind our coaches and have high expectations for success both on and off the field."
In each of the last two years the Chippewas have earned the highest grade point average of any NCAA Division I public institution. This past season they placed more student-athletes-15- on the coaches' association national academic squad than any other team.
CMU finished second in the MAC in 2012 and had five players selected to the All-MAC team, including Freshman of the Year Cayleigh Immelman.