Assistant Coach
Director of Player Development

Peter Connole enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Freedom boys basketball program and his third as director of player development.

Before getting into coaching, Connole, enjoyed a solid career as a member of the men’s basketball team at the University of West Florida.

Connole, a two year team captain and an All-Gulf South Conference performer during his senior season, averaged a team high 30.3 minutes per game. He also led the team in steals, assists and had UWF’s best shooting percentage beyond the perimeter, while seeing playing all three guards positions.

In his first taste at coaching during the 2013-14 season, Connole served as Freedom’s boys basketball head freshman coach as well as a varsity assistant.

As director of player development, his duties will consists of: designing skill development plans for training, practices and workouts to ensure positive productivity and performance as well as scouting, on the court instruction and teaching the necessary skills/ strategies to achieve success.

Not only did Connole experience success on basketball court at UWF, but also in the classroom, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, as well as being named Bright Futures Medallion Scholar.

Before signing at UWF, Connole was a standout basketball player and team MVP at Pine Castle Christian Academy, where he lead them to three district titles and a regional runner up finish. He garnered several awards and honors, including being named School Athlete of the Year as well as lettering and starring is varsity volleyball as well.


“Pete is a really good young basketball coach, he really has a knack for the game, he is good at scouting and very aware in regards to game management. His playing experience for a good high school coach and his collegiate playing experience in a good NCAA D-II conference really has been beneficial to him as a coach and he has been very beneficial to our program.”  

- Head Coach Tyrhon Crawford