Feb. 24, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama Head Coach Ed Allen announced the hiring of Ryan Freeburg as the team's new assistant coach.
"We are excited to add such a quality individual who shares such a passion for the sport," said Allen. "Ryan will bring a contagious energy to our program that will motivate our players to be all they can be.
"He is a student of the game who desires to compete at the highest of levels. He will have a huge impact on the continued growth and development of our program."
Most recently, Freeburg was an assistant coach at the University of Dayton during the 2013 season, helping train the Flyers' setters and middle blockers. Serving as the team's defensive coordinator, his Dayton squad averaged 3.00 blocks-per-set, which ranked third nationally. Prior to Dayton he spend two seasons as an assistant coach at George Washington University, where he trained the team's passing technique, serve receive and blocking.
Freeburg is a 2010 graduate of Purdue University, where he spent four years as a student manager for the Boilermakers and one season as a volunteer assistant coach following graduation. During the 2010 season, he helped Purdue to an Elite Eight finish in the NCAA Tournament that included wins over No. 1 Florida, No. 4 Penn State and No. 10 Illinois. He also has club coaching experience with Performance Point Volleyball Club in Lafayette, Ind., and Munciana Volleyball Club in Muncie, Ind.