New College of Maine males’s basketball coach Chris Markwood took one other step towards rounding out his employees this week with the hiring of Tommy Freeman because the Black Bears’ new director of operations.
Freeman, who performed professionally in Europe for 4 years after his commencement from Ohio College, has spent the final 4 years as assistant basketball coach at Hargrave Navy Academy in Chatham, Virginia, the place he assisted in all elements of recruiting, scouting, participant growth and program administration.
He additionally served as each head coach and assistant coach for the Group Teague youth basketball program from 2018 to 2021, the place he monitored the educational progress of his student-athletes, compiled video highlights and assisted in recruiting.
Freeman was a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Ohio College from 2016 to 2018, the place he assisted with recruiting visits, scouting studies, organized summer time camps and assisted within the crew’s journey coordination.
He joins assistant coaches Rob O’Driscoll and Pete Gash beneath Markwood, the previous UMaine participant and assistant coach who was named the Black Bears’ new head coach in March.
“I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of coach Markwood and the distinctive employees he has assembled on the College of Maine,” Freeman mentioned. “Coach Markwood’s historical past of success as each a participant and a coach are a testomony to his thoroughness and dedication to excellence. I look ahead to becoming a member of the Orono group and being part of this new period in Black Bear basketball.”
Freeman graduated from Ohio College with a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise advertising in 2011 and a masters in teaching training in 2018.
A 6-foot-5-inch ahead from Muncie, Indiana, he scored 1,071 factors throughout his school basketball profession and stays the Ohio College profession chief in 3-point area targets (259) and 3-point capturing share (44.3 %). Certainly one of his collegiate highlights was serving to lead the Bobcats to an upset victory over No. 3 Georgetown within the 2010 NCAA match.
Freeman’s European basketball profession included stops with the Worcester Wolves (2011-12), SAM Massagno (2012-13), the Windsor Categorical (2013-14), and the Glasgow Rocks (2014-15) earlier than he returned to Ohio College to pursue his graduate diploma.
Freeman additionally served as a capturing coach from 2013-2016 for Professional Shot, which carried out 30 capturing camps in 12 to fifteen states for athletes from 8 to 25 years previous, together with present Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl Anthony-Cities.
“We’re excited to have Tommy be part of our program as our new director of operations,” Markwood mentioned. “Tommy brings a various background within the recreation of basketball. He was an incredible participant at Ohio College and professionally in Europe. He has coached at varied ranges across the recreation together with school, prep college and the AAU circuit. He is a superb particular person, who’s pushed, organized and has an power about him that folks gravitate towards.”