BRENT FREEMAN ADDED TO FPNW MANAGEMENT TEAM
WILL BE LEAD EVALUATOR FOR 2019 PEC'S
By SPORTS CAPITOL NORTHWEST
Brent Freeman, 17 time All Star from New Zealand has joined Fastpitch Northwest as lead player evaluator for this summer’s Prospect Evaluation Camps. Coach Freeman settled in the Seattle area with his wife 12 years ago. He has set up his own Fastpitch instruction business in the South Sound and has coached many collegiate level players.
Many are aware that Men’s Fastpitch is New Zealand’s National Sport. Brent was Coach of the Year 3 times and lead teams to top 3 finishes twice in National Championships in the Gold Division. He coached his area All Star team for 8 consecutive years with a 4th place finish in the Gold Division being the best result at that time for the All Star team in National competitions.
Brent played 25 years which included 10 years as a pitcher until injury forced him to move to the outfield to continue his career. He was a 17 time All Star. He represented New Zealand in Australia and Singapore in International tournaments and won a Gold medal in both tournaments. He played locally in the 80’s/90’s for W.E. Ruth Reality at the Open level of Men’s Fastpitch in the North West travel league.
Longtime FPNW director Ken Olson and assistant director Tom Mauldin announced early last month that they will be stepping away from working the evaluation camps and will stay on with FPNW as Senior Advisors helping the new management team as needed in continuing the tradition and success they built over the last 9 years.
FPNW ownership and management felt it was extremely important to have top level, experienced coaches evaluating girls at the PEC’s for the Fastpitch Northwest Championships. After an extensive search we feel very fortunate to have added Brent Freeman to our staff for 2019.