Derek Freeman

Derek Freeman

Electives Teacher/Player Development

My Bio

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), daughter named Jazmyne, 8, and son DJ,6. I’ve participated, trained & taught Weight Training & Basketball for the last 10 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’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. Weight Training helps develop strength, confidence, quality of life, etc.. I look forward to helping each student this school year!


Birthday: September 11th

--- My Favorite Things ---

Color(s): Green, Red

Healthy Snack(s): Granola, Pineapples

“Junk Food” Treat(s): Gummer Bears

Drink(s): Smart Water, Body Armor

Scent(s): Yves Saint Laurent

Game(s): Phase 10, Madden

Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Oregano’s

Fast Food Restaurant(s): Habit Burger

Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Eastbay, Wal-Mart, Dick’s

Most used school/office supply: Dry Eraser Makers / Clipboard

What I would really like is: Weightrests/Exercise Bands

Heroes: Greg Freeman

Hobbies: Working out, Business Development, All Levels of Basketball, NFL (Eagles!!!)