Benjamin Kluzak

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

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Earned and Honorary Degrees

BA, Graceland University
AA, Rock Valley College


I spent the 2021-22 season as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach under Head Coach- Scott Sorenson before being named the Head Coach at Mountain Gateway Community College for the 2022-23 season.

Prior to coming to Northland in 2021, I was the Head Men's Assistant Coach and Head JV Coach at Brescia University during the 2020-21 season.

While at Brescia, my main responsibilities included recruiting, opponent scouting, and student-athlete skill development. I used my in-depth knowledge of off-the-court administrative work as well by organizing travel, study tables, lodging and meals. I also worked as the Head Coach of the Brescia Junior Varsity squad.

Prior to Brescia, I spent the 2019-2020 season as an Assistant Coach at Rock Valley College, an NJCAA program in Illinois. This was my second stint with the Golden Eagles as he had previously served as a Student Assistant during the 2015-2016 season where he helped RVC win the NJCAA Division III National Championship. During my second go-round with Rock Valley, he once again had demonstrative success as he helped guide them to a Region IV title.

Between my two Rock Valley College positions, I spent 3 years as the Head Student Assistant at NAIA program Graceland University in Iowa. This was the second time that Kluzak would work for Craig Doty, currently the Head Coach at NCAA Division II Emporia State. During his three years at Graceland, from 2016 until 2019, he helped guide the Yellowjackets to unprecedented success, including capturing the NAIA National Championship during the 2017-2018 season. I would graduate from Graceland in the spring of 2019.

I began my coaching career from 2011 through 2015 at Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois, winning three Region Championships over a four-year span.

Why Northland?

Northland is a place where the community, the teacher, players, and coaches all want you to be successful not only in their respective sports but also in the classroom and life.