German first Bundesliga club Munich-Haar Disciples announced on their website the club will part ways with head coach Don Freeman. Not because of the bad results but only because of important family matters he has to deal with.
Despite a positive start of the season and the accomplishment of the goals set, the Disciples and their 67-year old head coach Don Freeman will part ways. Freeman, who was acquired as their new coach in February, will return home soon.
The purple-gold Disciples are in fourth place and still in contention for the Bundesliga playoffs. And with the Disciples trailing division-leading Heidenheim by only three games, everything is still possible.
General Manager Chris Howard stated that a change halfway the season is never a good thing. “The Pentecost break came at the right time for the Disciples, giving the club some more time to appoint a successor for Freeman, who will be announced in the coming days.”
The next scheduled game will be played on June 9 and 10 vs the Mannheim Tornados, who are two games ahead of the Disciples.
Freeman came from the reigning German champion Mainz Athletics to the Disciples, where he coached together with Ulli Wermuth the past two seasons. Freeman led several teams of USA Baseball to Baseball World Cups in the past.