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Kevin Freeman Leaving UConn To Be Assistant Coach At Penn State

Kevin Freeman Leaving UConn To Be Assistant Coach At Penn State

Kevin Freeman, who played on UConn’s first men’s basketball championship team and has been working with the program since retiring as a player in 2011, is leaving to become an assistant coach at Penn State.

Freeman, 40, has been serving as director of basketball administration and was retained when Dan Hurley replaced Kevin Ollie in March. But he has long hoped to begin a coaching career.

Hurley remembered seeing Freeman as a high school player in Paterson, N.J., playing against his father’s team, St. Anthony of Jersey City, and got to know him over the two and a half months at UConn.

“What an incredible ambassador he is, has been, will continue to be for UConn,”...

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