Westlake Mourns the Loss of Former Boys Basketball Coach Freeman Blade

The Westlake Athletic Department sends their deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Freeman Blade, former Boys Basketball coach. Coach Blade only coached the Demons for one season but had a profound impact on many players and other coached. Freeman was a trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance and facilitated a coaching seminar with over 50 of our current and former coaches and later that same school year stepped in to become the interim coach. He is best remembered for his sayings and animated sideline presence and nobody can ever forget video footage of his dancing with the team in the locker room after a playoff upset at Avon Lake.

Anyone who got to know Freeman appreciated him and knew he was always striving for the better good!

Rest in peace our friend.

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