Hello! My name is Coach Derek Freeman and I am thrilled to be teaching Advanced Weight Training for another year here at San Tan Charter. I have a wife (Janelle), a daughter named Jazmyne & sons DJ and Mason. I’ve participated, trained & taught Weight Training & Basketball for the last 15 years. I have college basketball experience (NMHU) & Military Training (US Air Force).
I grew up in Philadelphia. Joined the US Air Force in 2008-2012. After I attended the University of New Mexico Highlands where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Master’s in Sports Administration. I played College Basketball all four years & also played for the All-Air Force Basketball Team. I recently finished getting my EMT Certification at Chandler Gilbert CC. I also own & operate Free Yourself Pest Control. I’m extremely passionate about developing our youth academically & athletically.
I believe I’m a strong positive leader, because I can relate well with others and can motivate others in order to blend the strengths and talents of individuals into a force that becomes greater. My style is to lead by example. There is no substitute for hard work. I pride myself on my work ethic. If not for my work ethic, I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today. I firmly believe in working while my competition is resting. I have an appetite for achieving the highest level. Physical Ed/Weight Training helps develop strength, confidence, quality of life, etc.. I look forward to helping students this school year!