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Quinton Freeman enters his first year with the University of New Mexico as the Assistant Director of the Lobo Center for Student-Athlete Success, working closely with the Lobo skiing, soccer, tennis and softball teams.
Freeman comes to New Mexico from Idaho State University where he served as an academic advisor and student-athlete affairs administrator in ISU's Athletic Administration department for one year before moving into the role of Director of Academics for the Idaho State football team. He served the Bengals in that capacity for two seasons.
As an academic advisor and student-athlete affairs administrator at ISU, Freeman bolstered the Student-Athlete Support Center with the development of a mentor program for student-athletes who were identified as being "at-risk" for cultural and community failiure. He also produced ISU's Student-Athlete Support Center's advising manual and provided academic advising to all Bengal student-athletes.
In January 2011, Freeman took charge of the academics for ISU's football team, providing academic management and directing day-to-day academic and compliance procedures.
In his two seasons working with Bengal football, the team had unprecedented success in the classroom. In the fall of 2011, the football team earned a 3.06 GPA, with 51 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better, and a record 17 student-athletes were named to the academic all-conference. The team also posted a perfect 1000 APR for the 2011-12 academic year.
In the fall of 2012, the Bengals broke their football program record for academic all-conference players as 20 student-atheltes from the team were honored.
Prior to working at Idaho State, Freeman spent one year as an academic advisor and CHAMPS/life skills coordinator in the Student-Athlete Services department at Fresno State. He worked with the football, women's volleyball and equestrian teams and as the CHAMPS/life skills coordinator, was responsible for creating student-athlete programming that enhanced the student-athlete experience. He was also responsible for leading Fresno State's first APPLE team through the creating and implementation of a student-athlete nutrition monitoring program.
A native of Moreno Valley, Calif., Freeman was a four-year letterwinner in football at Idaho State, playing safety for the Bengals from 2001-05. He earned his bachelor's degree in mass communication with a minor in history in 2006, and completed a master's degree in athletic administration in 2007.
Quinton and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Kierra and Kaitlyn.