Staff Spotlight: Coach Freed

Posted by April 27, 2016 • Share:

Coach Ryan Freed is currently the assistant athletic director at the Bentley School in Oakland. In charge of the middle school PE and athletics programs, Ryan coached soccer, basketball, and volleyball this year. Regardless of the sport, Coach Freed emphasizes skill development, modeling positive competition and sportsmanship.

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 8.09.07 AMAs a high school student, Coach Freed played football, basketball, and ran track. Starting as a sophomore on both the football and basketball teams, Coach Freed went on to earn all-league honors in basketball and 1st team all-state honors in football. In recognition of his play, Coach Freed was honored by the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as the Male Athlete of the Year.

In college at Cal, Coach Freed walked-on and made the Bears football team, earning a trip to Hawaii to play in the Aloha Bowl. After a few years, Freed transferred to Rugby, where he went on to win 3 National Titles and earn All-American honors twice. After graduating from Cal with a degree in Rhetoric, Freed represented the Olympic Club and USA Eagles Rugby before injury forced early retirement.

Freed currently lives in Oakland with his 2-year old son Hendricks. They enjoy playing tennis, basketball and riding the steam trains at Tilden Park.