Team Staff Profile - Adriaan Klaassen
Assistant Coach / Recruitment Coordinator
(M1) Rutgers University
Coach Klaassen originally hails from Rochester, NY where he played his youth hockey in the Rochester Jr. Americans organization. He graduated from Greece Arcadia High School in 1996 before heading South to "The Banks". He played five seasons in a Rutgers uniform, helping the Knights win a Penn State Nittany Lion Invitational Championship, a bid to two consecutive ACHA Div. 2 national tournaments ('97 & '98) and a Super East Conference championship ('98). His tireless work ethic, both on and off the ice, also contributed to the Ice Knights being promoted to ACHA Div. 1 level, starting in the '98-'99 season, and an invitation into the ECHA Conference. That same diligent work ethic, his in-depth hockey knowledge and love for the game are what he hopes to contribute in his first year as assistant coach in the Ice Knights program.
Off the ice, coach Klaassen is currently working as an Information Technology Desktop Engineer for Endurance Services Limited, in midtown Manhattan. He is also continuing his studies at New Jersey Institute of Technology, working towards a degree in MIS.