Head Women's Cross Country and Track/Field Coach
Evelyn Freeman has been a member of the Grinnell College coaching staff since 1980. She is the head women's cross country coach, as well as the head women's indoor and outdoor track coach. Over the past 29 years, Evelyn has produced 13 Midwest Conference cross country championship teams, two indoor track title teams, and one outdoor track league winner. She has also coached several All-American athletes and Academic All-Americans, and four times has been named MWC Coach of the Year in cross country.
In addition to serving as a full-time coach, Freeman is an Assistant Professor. She instructs Wellness I and Wellness II, as well as the aerobics physical education activities classes.
A native of Canada, Freeman obtained her Bachelor of Art in physical education from York University (Toronto) in 1978. She received a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto in 1979.
As an athlete, Evelyn was an outstanding high jumper for Canada during the 1970s. She competed in two Olympic trials, in 1972 and 1980.
During the summers, Freeman is often invited to be a guest speaker at various track and field coaching clinics throughout the country. She also enjoys playing slow-pitch softball and volleyball, as well as traveling. Evelyn Freeman is married to Grinnell men's cross country and track & field coach, Will Freeman. The Freeman's have three children: Cameron, Deidre, and Nicolette.