Report: Penn State Hires UConn's Kevin Freeman to Replace Dwayne Anderson As Assistant Coach

By Dan Smith on May 30, 2018 at 8:29 am
Feb 21, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Patrick Chambers looks on from the bench during the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at Bryce Jordan Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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The Penn State men's basketball team will hire Kevin Freeman as its new assistant coach, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of CBS and FanRag. This means that the Nittany Lions have found their replacement for assistant coach Dwayne Anderson, who departed the program earlier this month to take a position on Villanova's basketball staff.

Freeman spent the last seven years working for the Connecticut men's basketball team, most recently as the program's director of basketball administration. His duties included working as a liaison between the team and university, as well as working on the team's travel and practice schedules, according to his UConn bio.

He played at UConn under former head coach Jim Calhoun, winning the 1999 national championship before playing 11 years of professional basketball overseas. Freeman's roots are in Springfield, MA and Paterson, NJ, having played his high school ball at Paterson Catholic.

Freeman joins a coaching staff under head coach Patrick Chambers that includes assistants Keith Urgo and Jim Ferry.