Kurt Kleinendorst

Head Coach


Kurt Kleinendorst returns to the Binghamton Senators where he delivered the franchise’s only Calder Cup championship in 2011. In two years with the B-Sens, Kleinendorst posted a 71-70-8-7 regular season record and went 16-7 during the championship 2011 postseason. Following his departure from Binghamton, Kleinendorst spent the 2012-13 season as the head coach of Alabama-Huntsville’s NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey team before spending parts of the last two seasons as the head coach of the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild. He spent the 2015-16 season as the coach of ERC Ingolstadt of the German League. Prior to his first stint with the B-Sens, the native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Kleinendorst spent one season as the head coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program’s under-18 team, leading it to a to gold medal at the 2010 IIHF U-18 World Hockey Championship. Kleinendorst spent nine seasons with the New Jersey Devils organization, including three as the head coach of the AHL’s Lowell Devils, from 2006-2009. He also spent three seasons from 1997-2000 as the general manager/coach of the Manchester (UK) Storm and two terms spanning five seasons as head coach/director of hockey operations for the ECHL’s Raleigh IceCaps from 1991-94 and 1995-97, earning the title as the league’s top coach in 1992-93. He spent the 1994-95 campaign as assistant coach/assistant general manager of the International Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls. Selected by the New York Rangers with their fourth-round pick (77th overall) in the 1980 NHL Draft, Kleinendorst played professionally for six seasons. He played two seasons in Europe, one with Iserlohn (Germany) and Peliitat (Finland) in 1986-87 and one with the Rotterdam Pandas (Netherlands) in 1987-88. He played professional hockey in North America for parts of five seasons between 1983 and 1990 in the Central Hockey League, IHL and AHL. In his second term with Binghamton, Kleinendorst becomes eighth coach (and seventh person behind the bench) in franchise history. Kurt and wife, Deon, have four children: Ryan, Kollin, Kaitlyn and Jake.


Hockey Operations
General Manager Randy Lee
Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst
Assistant Coach Steve Stirling
Goaltending Development Coach Kory Cooper
Video Coach Dylan Crawford
Athletic Therapist Jeff Andrews
Equipment Manager Matt Mitchell
Assistant Equipment Manager Michael Boyes

Front Office
Executive Vice President of Operations Tom Mitchell
Vice President of Business Development & Marketing/Communications Terry Buczkowski
Vice President of Sales Marc Witt
Director of Game Day Operations/Corporate Partnerships Rep. Michael Karpowich
Director of Broadcasting Grady Whittenburg
Director of Video Operations Josh Williams
Director Media & Community Relations/Corporate Partnership Rep. Rob Lippolis
Accounting Assistant & Team Services/Ticket Operations Manager Kara Kellett-Williams
Account Executive/Corporate Partnership Rep. Spencer Hogan
Ticket Operations/Customer Service Supervisor Savanna Ford
Season Membership Coordinator/Corporate Partnership Rep. Matthew Turner
Account Executive/Youth Hockey Coordinator Brandon Ferguson
Ticketing Operations/Media Relations Assistant Nicole Del Villano
Account Executive/Merchandise Supervisor Eric Chamberland
Account Executive Alex Jones
Inside Sales Representative/Ticket Operations Brad Hemmer
Inside Sales Representative Chris Bruno
Finance Coordinator Janette Kemmerer
Public Address Announcer Stephen "Shimes" Shimer
In-Game Host Ben Sperduti
In-Game DJ Maurice "Mo" Taylor
Game Night Operations Floor Mgr. Justin Karpowich
Game Night Operations Asst. Floor Mgr. Annie DiMuro
Game Night Operations Staff Meghan Feminella
Game Night Operations Staff Lilly Derby
Game Night Operations Staff Jessica Briggs
Game Night Operations Staff Greg Sayre
Game Night Operations Staff Greg Levie
Game Night Operations Staff Gray Potter
Game Night Operations Staff Emily Lavin
Game Night Operations Staff Dylan Barton
Game Night Operations Staff Chris Puzakulics
Game Night Operations Staff Brooke Hershfield
Media/Communications Intern Sam Hernandez
Media/Communications Intern Ian Linder
Media/Communications Intern Maria Palmeri
Ticketing Intern Gabrielle Sisino

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