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Updated: September 27, 2012
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Klaver returns as Head Coach of Pioniers
HOOFDDORP (Neth.) - Robert Klaver confirmed that he will be back as Head Coach of Vaessen Pioniers next season. Also coming back are the members of Klaver's coachingstaff. This season, Pioniers was the last team to qualify for the Play-Offs, finishing in fourth place with a 26-15-1 record.

...Robert Klaver...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
It will be Klaver's third season as Head Coach in his second stint with the Hoofddorp-based team after coming back for the 2011 season. He earlier led the squad at the big league-level in 2002-2005 for four seasons. In between, he also was the Head Coach in one big league-season with RCH (2008). Overall, next year will mark Klaver's eighth season as Head Coach in the Dutch big league. In his previous seven seasons, Klaver compiled a 163-117 record, while ten teams ended in a tie. This means that Klaver will coach his 300th game as Head Coach next season.

Returning in Klaver's staff are 1B Coach Peter Barentsen, 3B Coach Theo Geerman and Pitching Coach Dave Draijer. Barentsen is with the team since 2003, while Geerman joined the staff in July 2005. Draijer just finished his second season as member of the coaching staff after concluded his pitching career.

Earlier, L&D Amsterdam Pirates, DOOR Neptunus, Mr. Cocker HCAW, UVV and Corendon Kinheim all announced changes or additions to their coaching staffs, with four of them having a new Head Coach in the 2013 season.

(September 27)

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