Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Basketball Staff Update

Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball announces the completion of their coaching staff for the 2023-24 season. Jeremy Freeman received a promotion to Assistant Coach. Evan Fisher takes the position opened by Freeman’s promotion as Director of Basketball Operations, and Andrew Winton jumps onboard as a Graduate Assistant.
Freeman enters his fourth season on staff, serving as the DOBO his first three years. He was part of the team that went to the 2021 NCAA tournament and helped oversee the team’s transition to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) this past season. His involvement on the college basketball scene traces back to his days as an undergraduate for Cornell, serving on the support staff for Bill Courtney’s teams. That parlayed into a stint as the Head Coach for Mother Seton Academy in Baltimore, a Director of Operations position at Holy Cross, and the Director of Recruiting for the Hoop Group, a nationwide leader in camps and showcases for prospective athletes.
“Jeremy has been a vital part of our success since he’s been here.” Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Engelstad. “He has earned the promotion to assistant coach. His work ethic and personality will allow him to thrive in this role.”
Fisher is an alumnus of another MAAC school, finishing a four-year career at Siena in 2019. During his time in Loudonville, he became a Second Team All-MAAC player as a senior, was elected a team captain multiple years, and served as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Following a brief overseas career in Denmark cut short by the pandemic, Fisher signed on as an assistant coach for Susquehanna University. Juggling roles in recruiting, scouting, skill development and operations, he helped the River Hawks win the Landmark Regular Season Championship last spring and a 24-win 2022 with a berth in the Division III NCAA Tournament.
“Evan has already brought great energy and enthusiasm to the position.” Engelstad said. “He has established himself as a hard worker and an up and coming coach. Having been a successful player in the MAAC, we expect him to use his experience to help elevate our program and our players to thrive.”
Winton graduated last spring from nearby Gettysburg College and served as a key member of the men’s basketball support staff for the Bullets. He rose the ranks to student assistant under head coach B.J. Dunne, assisting in stat keeping, film study, and practice and road trip preparations. Along the way, Winton worked as an intern for Hoop Group, and served as a youth coach for the Greenwich Stars in Connecticut and Northeast Elite in New York.
“Andrew is a young, hungry coach. He is a great connector and has a relentless work ethic. We look forward to having him assist in all facets of the program and to develop key coaching skills for the future.” Engelstad said.
Engelstad returns for his sixth season at the helm of Mount St. Mary’s, and Will Holland and Justin Burrell retain their positions for the upcoming year.

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