DURHAM, N.C. – Duke volleyball head coach Jolene Nagel has announced the addition of Jim Freeman to the Blue Devil staff, who will take over as Director of Volleyball Operations.
“We are pleased to announce that Jim has joined our staff here at Duke,” Nagel said. “Jim has extensive experience over the years in the volleyball world and is truly a student of the game. He worked with our program previously in 2010 and we’re delighted to have him back at Duke! His knowledge of the Triangle area, our program’s history and our student-athletes help him to be able to jump right in and make an impact as he helps take care of the many needs of our student-athletes.”
Freeman rejoins the Blue Devils after spending five seasons as the varsity head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh, N.C., where he led the Capitals to three consecutive conference championships. Freeman also spent time with the local Triangle Volleyball Club, serving as a member since 2004. With Triangle Volleyball Club, Freeman coached five different age groups, including multiple youth National Team participants.
In 2010, Freeman was a volunteer assistant coach on the Blue Devil volleyball staff, helping Duke earn an ACC Championship title. As a volunteer, Freeman assisted with analysis of the team and opponents, while working primarily with Duke’s passers, defensive players and outside hitters.
Prior to Duke, 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 guided Cardinal Gibbons to 10 state championships and 12 conference titles.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Freeman graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University with a degree in Physical Education.
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