Freeman appointed Loughborough D1 Women's Head Coach

Freeman appointed Loughborough D1 Women's Head Coach

Loughborough Riders are thrilled to announce the appointment of Tor Freeman as women’s Division One Head Coach.

Freeman will also take the reins of the BUCS 2 programme at Loughborough University and the role of coaching assistant to Ben Stanley for the Leicester Riders’ WBBL outfit. 

He joins from the WBBL’s Oaklands Wolves, where he served as Head Coach for the 2022/23 season.

The 24-year-old is one of the country’s best coaching prospects, winning Young Coach of the Year at UK Coaching Awards in 2021.

“The opportunity to be involved with a club as successful as the Riders is something I’m really excited about,” said Freeman.

“I can’t wait to get started and contribute to the team at both Loughborough and Leicester. Speaking with the club, the vision they have for the women’s pathway is something that really impressed me.

“The chance for players to progress from WEABL to D1 and finally the WBBL is something that nobody else offers.”

Leicester Riders Managing Director Russell Levenston added: “Tor is a fantastic young coach that we’re really excited to work with. He will prove a key asset to the development of our already successful Loughborough and WBBL programmes.

“We would like to thank Loughborough University for their ongoing support.”

Ian Knott, Head of Sports Development at Loughborough University, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Tor to the Loughborough Basketball family.

“We are excited for him to be linking up with Ben and continuing to develop our women’s programme alongside Leicester Riders providing fantastic opportunities to students, players are staff.”