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Freeman named ACCS head basketball coach

By TIM GUERCIO

THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

NATCHEZ — Matthew Freeman has been named as the head boys basketball coach at Adams County Christian School.

Freeman has been at ACCS since December 2012 and continues to add to his list of responsibilities as he officially took the job on June 10.

Freeman, 29, attended to Co-Lin and played baseball. He completed his education at Ole Miss with a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology.

In addition Freeman will also coach the boys junior varsity basketball team, to go along with his other numerous coaching assignments.

Freeman is and has been responsible for the head coaching duties of the junior varsity football team, assistant varsity football coach under headmaster and head coach David King, assistant track coach and head coach of the varsity and junior varsity baseball teams.

“Coaching and mentoring children along with developing athletes to be the best they can be is my passion,” Freeman said. “If you love what you do you will never have to work a day in your life.”

Along with all of his coaching duties Freeman now will add once again to his job description, as he also will teach elementary physical education.

“This is the job I was hoping for,” Freeman said. “That’s what makes going to work fun for me, being able to teach younger kids.”

Freeman hasn’t wasted any time since being named varsity basketball coach.

On June 21, he hosted a group of grades three through seven boys and girls at a one-day basketball camp in the ACCS gymnasium.