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Keith Freeman
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Huntington
Graduating Year: 1986
Experience: 5 Years
Phone: 937-775-3639
Email: keith.freeman@wright.edu
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Keith Freeman Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 07/08/2012

Veteran women's basketball coach Keith Freeman is in his fifth year on the Wright State staff.  After serving as an assistant coach for four seasons, Freeman was named as associate head coach in June 2016.

Freeman came to WSU after spending 18 years as the head coach at Valparaiso from 1994-2012 and compiled a record of 286-247, including four 20-win seasons.  In 2001-02, he led the Crusaders to a record of 26-7 and an appearance in their first-ever post-season tournament, defeating Michigan and Ball State in the Women's NIT before falling to Houston.

Freeman was also a finalist for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year Award that season.

The following two seasons saw Valparaiso win its first Mid-Continent Conference (now Summit League) titles and advance to the NCAA Tournament each time, facing Purdue in 2003 and Kansas State in 2004.  As the Mid-Con's all-time winningest coach, Freeman was named twice named the league's Coach of the Year.

Before going to Valparaiso, Freeman also coached two years at his alma mater, Huntington,
before serving four years as the head coach at Saint Joseph's in Indiana.  While at Saint Joseph's, he compiled a stellar four-year record of 85-28. The Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year in 1991-92, Freeman led the Lady Pumas to the GLVC title and the Midwest Regional Championship that season, advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Along with his 24-year women's basketball coaching career, where he posted a 415-294 record, Freeman also was the head men's basketball coach at Huntington from 1985-89.  He also was Athletics Director at Saint Joseph's during the 1993-94 academic year after serving as Assistant Athletic Director from 1991-93. 

Freeman graduated Cum Laude from Huntington in 1986 and received his Master's of Business degree at Ball State the following year.


Freeman Year-by-Year

Year School Overall
1983-84 Huntington 24-9
1984-85 Huntington 20-10
1990-91 Saint Joseph's (IN) 21-7
1991-92 Saint Joseph's (IN) 28-3
1992-93 Saint Joseph's (IN) 20-7
1993-94 Saint Joseph's (IN) 16-11
1994-95 Valparaiso 16-11
1995-96 Valparaiso 17-10
1996-97 Valparaiso 14-12
1997-98 Valparaiso 22-7
1998-99 Valparaiso 18-11
1999-00 Valparaiso 18-12
2000-01 Valparaiso 7-22
2001-02 Valparaiso 26-7
2002-03 Valparaiso 18-13
2003-04 Valparaiso 20-12
2004-05 Valparaiso 18-10
2005-06 Valparaiso 16-13
2006-07 Valparaiso 20-11
2007-08 Valparaiso 14-16
2008-09 Valparaiso 16-14
2009-10 Valparaiso 9-21
2010-11 Valparaiso 7-24
2011-12 Valparaiso 10-21
Totals 24 Seasons 415-294