Kleman was a graduate assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky and played collegiately at Transylvania University.
8/6/2014 9:16:00 AM
Kleman Hired as Assistant Soccer Coach
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. –
Southeast Missouri women's soccer head coach Heather Nelson
announced the addition of Adam Kleman
as an assistant coach. Kleman joins the Redhawks after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky, a fellow member of the Ohio Valley Conference.
"I am very excited to have Adam joining our staff with the coaching experience he brings from Eastern Kentucky. He has great passion for soccer, administrative strengths, a similar coaching philosophy and is completely committed to being a Division I coach," Nelson said. "After speaking with the EKU coaching staff, I could tell that his relationships with players are very good and his priority is caring for the student-athletes and helping them reach their potential on and off the field."
Kleman will serve as the goalkeepers coach and will handle administrative tasks, team travel, meals, compliance and recruiting while assisting in overall player development.
During his tenure with EKU, Kleman was responsible for on-field coaching, off-campus recruiting, travel arrangements and video editing. In 2012, the Colonels enjoyed a record-breaking season, setting program marks for wins (10), conference victories (6), goals (22), assists (18), points (62) shots (253). EKU posted an undefeated home record (8-0-1) for the first time in school history and had three players selected first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference, the most in program annals. The Colonels finished as the runner-up in the OVC Tournament, suffering defeat on penalty kicks.
In 2013, EKU also had three players earn All-OVC honors and earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the second consecutive season.
A native of Elida, Ohio, Kleman competed collegiately as a defender at Transylvania University (2004-07). The Pioneers posted a 56-10-13 record during his career, won four consecutive Heartland Conference titles and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007. Kleman scored four goals during his career.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Transylvania in 2008 and a master's degree in Sports Administration from EKU in 2013.
"I am honored and excited to be joining Heather, Paul and the entire Southeast Missouri family," Kleman said. "It provides a tremendous opportunity to learn from two high character and highly successful coaches. I am excited to stay within the competitive confines of the Ohio Valley Conference and look forward to helping Heather and Paul continue the tradition of success on the field and in the classroom at Southeast Missouri."
The Redhawks open exhibition play on Aug. 11 at Lipscomb and begin the regular season at UT Martin on Aug. 24. The first home game is scheduled for Aug. 29 against Missouri-St. Louis at Houck Stadium. Like the Redhawks on Facebook at Southeast Missouri Soccer and follow on Twitter @SEMOSoccer for regular updates about the team.