Ryan Freeburg is in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach after spending three years as a team manager.
During that time, Freeburg aided the team by coordinating video operations for the program including breakdown using DataVolley and DataVideo. He also assisted in multiple aspects of the team's practices including tabulating stats and recording video.
Since July 2009, Freeburg also has been the club director for the Lafayette Volleyball Academy, running all day to day operations for the club since its founding. In that position, he has created practice and tournament schedules, overseen the hiring of nearly 20 coaches and the selection and team placement of more than 80 players. He also directed several camps and clinics for local volleyball players as well as his coaching staff.
Freeburg also coached the club's 16-1 Griffins which competed in the Open Division at the AAU National Championship.
From 2005 to 2008, Freeburg was an assistant coach with the Munciana Volleyball Club. He worked with the 17-1's team from Oct. 2005 to July 2006 and with the 16-1's from Oct. 2006 to July 2008. Each of the three teams earned a Top 20 finish at national events during his tenure. The 17-1 Orioles posted a 17th-place finish at the 2006 USAV Junior Olympics, while the 16-1 Wildkats earned a 19th-place finish at the 2007 USAV Junior Olympics. His 16-1 Cobras squad finished 15th in the 16-Open Division at the 2008 JVDA Championships.
On the court, Freeburg acted as the starting outside attacker on the team that finished 11th in the Division II segment of the 2009 NCCS Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships in Kansas City, Mo.
As a prepster at New Castle Chrysler High School, Freeburg was captain of the 2006 3A IHSAA State Championship basketball team and was selected to the 2006 All-North Central Conference baseball team.
The son of Larry and Bonnie Freeburg is set to graduate in December 2010 with a bachelor's degree in management from Purdue.