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Tim Freeman, Head Coach

1083074Coach Freeman, 13U Boys Head Coach, has spent a little more than a decade coaching recreational and league sports. He has spent the last five (5) years as head coach with the Birmingham Blaze. His passion for coaching stems from his love of all sports, having played basketball at the collegiate level at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama from 1987 to 1991. Coach Freeman takes great pride in sharing his knowledge by teaching the players of the Birmingham Blaze the game of basketball. More than just a coach, Freeman sees himself as a mentor, providing young males with an environment conducive to promoting character, integrity, and leadership, all of which are essential to raising the future men, fathers, and leaders of our communities. Coach Freeman is from Covington, Georgia. He’s married and the proud father of two sons. You can contact Coach Freeman at

Arthur Gunn, Assistant Coach

8151298Coach Arthur Gunn, 14U Boys Head Coach, has been coaching recreational and league sports for the past ten years. He spent four years as assistant coach with the Birmingham Blaze, along with Head Coach Tim Freeman. However, Coach Gunn began the 2015 season and his fifth season with the Blaze as head coach of the 14u team. He has loved all things athletic since participating in the sports program at Carver High School in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1985 to 1990. He has committed himself to imparting the training and discipline he gained playing sports to the young players of the Blaze. He continues to stress the importance of teamwork, respect, and dedication to each player. Coach Gunn has the ability to help young players realize and reach their full potential on and off the court. He is from Birmingham, Alabama, and currently resides in Pleasant Grove, Alabama. He is married and the father of four children. You can contact Coach Gunn at