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Dr. Sam Freas

Head Varsity Swimming & Diving Coach
Professor of KALS


Dr. Sam Freas was hired as OBU's first swim coach in 2011.

He has been selected Small College Coach of the Year and has served as president as the College Swim Coaches Association.

Internationally, Freas has been head swim coach of the World University Games, a two World Coach at the Goodwill Games and was on the coaching staff of the South African Olympic team.

He has coached world record holders, world champions, an Olympic Gold Medalist and several All-Americans.

With college stops including Hawaii, Arkansas and Louisiana State, Freas has been conference Coach of Year at each post. He also served as director of athletics at Kenyon College.

Freas and his wife of 36 years, Rosemary, have four children and six grandchildren.