Freeberg new Cougars basketball assistant

Ryan Freeberg has been named to the College of Charleston men's basketball coaching staff. Photo provided

Ryan Freeberg, who had been an assistant coach for the past four years at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College, was named to the College of Charleston men’s basketball staff. Freeberg joins Amir Abdur-Rahim and Andrew Wilson on new coach Doug Wojcik’s coaching staff.

Prior to Hutchinson, Freeberg worked at NCAA Division II Concordia (Minn.) University, and also coached at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C.

Anthony Thomas, a 6-7 guard-forward from Winston-Salem, N.C., played at Hutchinson last season and is one of two Cougars signees for next season. The College of Charleston also signed 6-6 freshman Theo Johnson out of Elk Grove, Calif.

Fred Dupree, who spent six seasons as an assistant on former College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins’ staff, was named to the coaching staff at Canisius. Duree is a 1998 Canisius graduate. He joins Pat Clarke and Mike Mennenga as assistants to new Canisius coach Jim Baron.

Six members of the Charleston Southern track and field team will head to the NCAA East Preliminaries today in Jacksonville.

Participants had to reach qualifying standards to be invited. Those competing are Javon Young (100, 200, 4x100 relay), Rozzie Johnson (200, 4x100 relay), Cornelius Tyler (200, 4x100 relay), Dantwan Spreads (4x100 relay), Lavon Allen (long jump) and Braxton Drummond (long jump).

Staff reports