Jim Freeman

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Freeman, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University before moving to the Raleigh area. Freeman served as head volleyball coach and assistant director of athletics at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh from 1991-2010. During his 19 years at the helm of the Crusaders, Freeman led Cardinal Gibbons to 10 state championships and 12 conference titles. His career record at Cardinal Gibbons stands at 426-117 (.785), a mark that also includes 12 consecutive appearances in the state championship. Throughout his career Freeman has coached over 30 NCAA Division I athletes, including several NCAA national champions. Freeman has coached teams in the 13s, 14s, 17s, and 18s age groups at Triangle. 

In 2015, he led 18 Blue to it's first double qualification season winning Disney Qualifier and finishing 3rd at Big South. The following season, 18 Blue repeated the feat, winning Beast of the Southeast and finishing runner up at NEQ. For the past two seasons, Freeman has been at the helm of 18 Black, most recently coaching two youth National team participants.

After serving as the volunteer assistant coach at Duke University in 2010, Freeman was named head coach of the Barton College men’s and women’s volleyball teams and served from 2011-2012. He then coached at St. Mary's School in Raleigh and led the Saints to their first appearance in the NCISAA tournament in school history. He is currently in his fifth season as the varsity head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh and has led the Capitals to three consecutive conference championships.