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Andy Kleinjan
Position: Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Bruce, S.D.
Alma Mater: South Dakota State
Graduating Year: 2007
Experience: 1 Year
Email: Andrew.Kleinjan@sdstate.edu

A four-year letterwinner with the Jackrabbits, Andy Kleinjan joins the men's basketball staff for the 2009-10 season as a graduate assistant after spending the last two years as a teacher and boy's basketball coach at Watertown High School in Watertown, S.D.

In his two years with the Arrow's, Kleinjan coached the freshman boy's team and helped guide the varsity squad to a state title in 2008 as an assistant. 

A Bruce, S.D., native, Kleinjan played in 92 games in his Jackrabbit career, 26 of them in his senior year, when he led the Jackrabbits with 60 points at the season-opening BCA Classic, including a career-23 against VMI.

"Andy spent five years in this system, so he brings a working knowledge of our program," said head coach Scott Nagy. "He also played with some of these guys, so he knows the dynamics of the team."

Before joining the Jackrabbits, Kleinjan earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2002 after finishing his career at Sioux Valley High School with 1,205 points, which includes a school record 26.7 per game as a senior. He also earned all-state and Argus Leader First Five honors following his senior season.

Kleinjan also holds the Sioux Valley record for points in a game with 40, with 14 field goals in a game and for the most field goals in a career with 476.

Along with two state basketball tournament appearances, Kleinjan ran in four state cross country meets, three state track meets and graduated with a 3.4 grade point average.