Arlan Freeman | Head Coach
Arlan Freeman was named the first ever baseball coach in September of 2018.
Freeman comes to CSE from SUNY New Paltz where he was the interim head men's baseball coach for the past two seasons. Over his two seasons at New Paltz, Arlan led the team to its first conference playoff win in 17 years and was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year. In the classroom, his team had a GPA over 3.1 and had 15 players named to the Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll with GPA's above 3.3
Prior to New Paltz, Freeman spent three seasons at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. At Stevens, Freeman served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. In 2015, the Stevens coaching staff was named Empire 8 Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2015, Stevens won the conference tournament and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
During his four years at Stevens, Freeman helped the Ducks to one of their best seasons in 2014 where the team finished with a school-record 2.34 earned run average (ERA) and ranked first in the nation in overall strikeouts per staff (371). The Ducks were also ranked nationally in strikeouts per nine innings (9.6), hits allowed per nine innings (7.21), ERA (2.27), strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.29), shutouts (five), stolen bases (113) and stolen bases per game (2.57).
Prior to his tenure at Stevens, Freeman served as the pitching coach at Felician University in 2013, where the pitching staff recorded 400 strikeouts in 463 innings. Freeman also mentored six hurlers who posted sub-4.00 ERAs in at least 12 appearances.
Coach Freeman has has found success wherever he has been. Freeman has been part of four coaching staffs that have led their perspective clubs to four NCAA regional berths with three different institutions. Over his nine-year coaching tenure, he has mentored and coached over 30 ball players that reached the professional ranks and 10 that have reached the majors including Yan Gomes (Cleveland Indians), Matt Harvey (Cincinnati Reds) and Jerry Vasto (Kansas City Royals).
Freeman earned his Master's in sport management from Barry University in 2011 where he served as the pitching coach for the Buccaneers from 2008-11, helping lead the team to two Sunshine State Conference titles before serving as the assistant at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. from 2011-12.
Freeman earned his Bachelors of Science in physical education and health K-12 from Plymouth State University in 2001.