Andrew Klaus will enter his first season as head coach of the softball program at Franklin Pierce University in 2019 (hiring release).
Rindge is the first collegiate head coaching stop for Klaus, who joined the Ravens with six years of NCAA coaching experience, including four at the Division II level. Most recently, Klaus was an assistant at the Division I level, as he spent the 2016 and 2017 campaigns at Norfolk State University, where he oversaw hitting and infield play. While in the Hampton Roads area, Klaus oversaw an improvement in the Spartans offensive output of over a run per game.
Prior to his time at Norfolk State, Klaus spent a total of four years as an assistant coach at three different Division II institutions, overseeing hitting and the outfield at all three. He spent the 2015 season at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where the Flames led the league in batting average. In 2013 and 2014, he was a graduate assistant at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and guided the Tigers to a pair of conference batting titles as well. Klaus began his collegiate coaching career in the 2012 season as a student assistant at his alma mater of Oklahoma Panhandle State University, in Goodwell, Oklahoma.
A 2011 graduate of Oklahoma Panhandle State University with a degree in education, Klaus was a four-year letterwinner in baseball for the Aggies, including a pair of All-Conference selections. He received his master’s in sports administration from East Central University in 2014.