Marcus Freeman
Marcus  Freeman



Tracking the Boilermakers

News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.


Fall Camp Report - Day 11

The team had its third and final two-a-day of fall camp.


Thursday Spring Practice Update

The Boilermakers were in full gear again on Thursday.


Hazell Announces Six Assistant Coaches

Darrell Hazell has announced the first six members of his coaching staff at Purdue.

Marcus Freeman is in his third season as the linebackers coach at Purdue.

Freeman spent the two years previous to his arrival in West Lafayette at Kent State. Under Freeman's direction, inside linebacker Luke Batton earned second team All-MAC honors in 2012 after finishing with 143 total tackles, including 80 solo stops. Outside linebacker C.J. Malauulu was a third team all-conference selection in 2012, recording 72 total tackles. The pair swapped places on the all-conference team in 2011, with Malauulu garnering second team recognition and Batton third team.

Freeman served the 2010 season as a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Ohio State, and the Buckeyes went 12-1 with a victory in the Sugar Bowl.

A four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2004 to 2008, he earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 2008 while helping to lead OSU to four conference titles, three BCS bowls and two trips to the national title game during his career. Freeman, who played in the 2009 Senior Bowl, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears, and spent time with the Bears, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans before a medical condition ended his pro career.

A 2007 Ohio State graduate, he earned Academic All-Big Ten and College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District honors. In 2011, he earned a master's degree in sports management from OSU.

A Parade All-America honoree, he graduated from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.

Quoting Coach Hazell - "Marcus is perhaps the top up-and-coming coach in the profession. His teaching method and style is unique and exclusive to him. The current linebackers and the players he recruits will form a connectivity and bond right away with Coach Freeman."