UConn has hired Kevin Freeman as an assistant coach with the men's basketball team, the school announced on Wednesday.
Freeman, 42, was a standout for the Huskies and was a part of the UConn men's basketball team's first national championship in 1999 in his senior year.
After playing professionally overseas for a number of years, Freeman returned to UConn as the director of basketball administration from 2012-2018. He has spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Penn State.
"Kevin has always been a great ambassador for the University of Connecticut and he exemplifies the personal and professional qualities that build a championship level organization," head coach Dan Hurley said. "His success in his career as a player and a coach, his understanding of the game and of team, along with his character as a man made this choice an easy one for me."
Freeman ranks second all-time at UConn in games played with 140 and he is one of only four players in team history with at least 1,400 points and 900 rebounds in his career.