Athletic Director – Robert Rego
Robert Rego leads the Athletic Department at Freedom High School after rejoining the Freedom Staff as an Administrative Dean in 2018. Mr. Rego is currently in his 29th year as an educator, and over the course of his career has served in various athletic roles as a Head Coach and Athletic Administrator.
During his first tenure at Freedom High School, Mr. Rego served as Head Basketball Coach from 2007 -2013, where he led the program to its first playoff appearance in school history and finished top 3 in the Metro Conference during the 2011-12 season. Prior to arriving at Freedom in 2007, he served as Assistant Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at Olympia High School, and before returning to Freedom in 2018, he served as Athletic Director and head Basketball Coach at South Lake High School in Groveland, Florida.
Mr. Rego’s educational philosophy is that, “‘Demographics do not equal destiny; all humans can learn and over time and – with focused effort – always improve.’ I whole-heartedly believe athletics provides unique opportunities by which students can learn and develop valuable life skills. There is no question that winning is important! However winning is a byproduct of meticulous preparation, laser focus, and maximum effort at all times! Expectations are always high, great effort will always be respected and appreciated, and excuses will NEVER be tolerated! My goal as a teacher and coach is to help my student-athletes grow in confidence and achieve at levels they may not have known were possible. I try to treat all my student-athletes like my own; with love (sometimes tough love), and understanding.”
Mr. Rego is married to the talented and beautiful Tiffany Mayhugh, and has two kids – Kirsten (21) and Rhys (11).
Athletic Secretary – Tawn Tooks
Tawn Tooks has been at Freedom High School since opening day in 2003. Ms. Tooks has worked in the media center, guidance department and majority years in the discipline office. Ms. Tooks is a part of the coaching staff where she has coached flag football and bowling. Now that she is a part of the athletic department as the administrative assistant, she strives to assist the athletic department to work efficiently with staff and students and to help ensure the student athletes work and achieve their goals.
Sports Medicine Department
Head Athletic Trainer – Joseph Gonzalez
Mr. Joseph Gonzalez has been a part of the Athletic Training staff since 2016, and became the head athletic trainer in 2018. Mr. Gonzalez, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, was a member of the UCF Athletic Training Staff where he worked with the UCF Football program. Prior to graduating from UCF, Mr. Gonzalez proudly served his country for eight years as a United States Marine.
A Brooklyn native, Mr. Gonzalez is an avid New York Sports Fan; He enjoys cheering on the Mets, Giants, and Knicks. When he is not working with our student-athletes, Mr. Gonzalez can be found practicing Jiu-Jitsu and enjoying time with his lovely wife of 18 years, Amarie, and their four children.
Athletic Trainer – Teri Charlock
Mr. Teri Alexander Charlock joined the Freedom Athletic Training Staff in 2018 after serving as a UCF Student-Intern at Freedom High School during the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Charlock was born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and eventually moved to Orlando where he would attend and graduate from the University of Central Florida as a licensed and certified Athletic Trainer.
Outside of his responsibilities and work with our Student-Athletes at Freedom, Teri enjoys spending time with his young son and enjoying football.
Athletic Trainer – Peterson Francois
Mr. Peterson Francois joined the Freedom Athletic Training staff in 2019 after serving as a member of the UCF Football Athletic Training staff for the 2017-2018 season while completing his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training; He was a part of the UCF Knights Football program that capped off a 12-0 season with a win in the 2018 Peach Bowl. Mr. Francois is a Florida native – born and raised in Miami before moving Central Florida, and making Orlando his home. In addition to working within our Sport Medicine department, Mr. Francois teaches Anatomy & Physiology here at Freedom High School.
In his spare time, Peterson enjoys being with his family, and working with youth to help further their educational endeavors and their athletic goals. Ultimately, Peterson’s goal is to be a positive impact to our community.