Meet the Coaches

Head Coach Derek Hahn
507-433-0569 derek.hahn@riverland.edu

Head Coach Derek Hahn

Derek is entering his fifth season as head men's basketball coach at Riverland Community College. The Lakeville, MN native is no stranger to the Blue Devils as he played two seasons for RCC (2008-2010). Hahn returned to the sideline for the Devils in 2013-2014 working as an assistant under then head coach Scott Koenigs. During the 2014-2015 season, Hahn and the coaching staff led the Devils to a 16-11 regular season finish, which qualified the team for the regional tournament for the first time in seventeen years! Hahn was named head men’s basketball coach at Riverland in the spring of 2015. In Derek’s first season at the helm the Blue Devils finished 10-17. The 2016-2017 season brought great success for RCC. Hahn and his coaching staff guided Riverland to a 22-8 record (11-3 MCAC South – 2nd Place). The 22 wins set a previous all-time record at RCC for victories in a season. The Blue Devils defeated Rainy River in the consolation championship at the Region XIII Tournament 103-93. In 2017-2018 RCC finished 19-9 (10-4 MCAC South – 3rd Place). The 19 wins placed that group tied for third all-time on the wins list at RCC. In 2018-2019 Hahn and his coaching staff guided Riverland to a 24-6 record (10-4 MCAC South – 1st Place). RCC was MCAC Southern-Division Champions for the first time since 1972-1973. The 24 victories set a new program record for wins in a season. The #1 Blue Devils made a post-season run in the Region XIII Tournament. They defeated Northland and Anoka Ramsey to advance to the Region Championship. Coach Hahn was recognized as MCAC Southern-Division Coach of the Year in 2018-2019. Hahn has had the opportunity to coach thirteen All-Division players, nine All-State players, and three All-Region XIII players during his tenure.


During his time with the Devils as a player, Derek was known for his ability to shoot the basketball from long range. In his two seasons with RCC Hahn compiled a shooting clip of 41% (93/227) from distance. As a sophomore with the Devils Hahn was voted captain and at the end of the school year was elected "Male Athlete of the Year" at Riverland. After RCC Derek went on to play two seasons at Presentation College a NAIA school located in Aberdeen, SD. Hahn captained the Saints for his two seasons under Head Coach Jeremy Reigle. In Derek's senior campaign the Saints finished 15-10.


In the Spring Hahn is also the head coach of the baseball program at Riverland.

Derek Hahn

(952) 807-2075
Derek.Hahn@riverland.edu


Coach Andrew Kaiser

Andrew Kaiser is entering his third season as an assistant coach at Riverland Community College. The Austin, MN native played for RCC back in 2011-2014. Coach Kaiser brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the game to the Blue Devils sideline. Andrew has played a large role in helping guide the Blue Devils to two of the most successful seasons in program history. RCC has gone a combined 41-17 (71%) during his time on the bench. Coach Kaiser’s responsibilities include recruiting, scouting opponents, defensive strategy, and individual development – post players.


Coach Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau is entering his second season as an assistant coach at Riverland Community College. The Glenville, MN native played for RCC back in 2012-2014. Coach Lau was a standout player during his time as a Blue Devil. For his efforts Andrew garnered All-Division and All-State recognition. Coach Lau went on to compete at University of Wisconsin River-Falls. Coach Lau’s responsibilities include recruiting, game planning, offensive strategy, and individual development – guard play.