Michael Freilich is beginning his first season as a graduate assistant on the Panthers’ coaching staff and assistant for the Varsity Reserve team. Freilich is a native of West Hartford, Conn. He attended the Hebrew High School of New England and was a four-year starter there.
Freilich graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Sports and Leisure Management with a concentration in Sports Performance. He also completed a minor in Coaching.
He was a four-year manager for the ECSU men’s basketball program. In those four years, the team won three straight conference titles and went to the NCAA Division III Tournament twice. During his undergraduate studies, Freilich completed two athletic internships, one as a strength and conditioning coach and the other for men’s basketball.
Freilich is the head coach for his local AAU basketball program, the CT Roughriders, in East Hartford Conn.
He is currently working on his Masters in Philanthropy and Development at LaGrange College.