Carl Sandburg High School announced Class of ‘01 alum Tom Freyer will be its next athletic director. The District 230 School Board approved his hiring at its meeting May 26.
Freyer was a varsity baseball player for Carl Sandburg as well as a member of numerous co-curricular activities. He then pursued a degree in finance from the University of Illinois prior to getting a Master’s in teaching and learning from National-Louis University.
Freyer returns to Sandburg in his new capacity after eight years at Lyons Township High School where he taught mathematics and where he served as an assistant baseball coach and more recently as winter sports coordinator.
“My passion for high school athletics began when I was a student-athlete at Carl Sandburg High School. I was fortunate enough to be coached by Hall of Fame coaches during my four years and their influence had a lasting impact on me,” stated Freyer.
“One of the main reasons I pursued education as a career is because I wanted to pay it forward and be a positive role model for students much like my coaches and teachers were for me. I’m excited about becoming athletic director and ensuring that student-athletes have a positive educational experience during their time at CSHS for years to come.”
Sandburg Principal Deb Baker shared that “Tom Freyer has a winning combination of a strong vision, honed leadership skills, and loyalty to his alma mater. We know that his big picture perspective will help cultivate our athletic programming and bring continued success to our school and community.”