Derek Keizer

Assistant Coach

Coach Derek Keizer

Coaching Background

Derek Keizer is a familiar face to the Dordt men's basketball program. Keizer previously served as an assistant coach at Dordt in 2009-10. He was also the Head Coach of the Junior Varsity program during the 2007-2008 season. Prior to his time at Dordt, Keizer was a teacher and coach at San Jose Christian in California.

At Dordt

In his time with the Defenders, Keizer has helped the program win a GPAC regular season title and a GPAC post-season tournament championship. Dordt has also earned 2012, 2013, and 2014 National Tournament berths under his assistance. Those three trips produced two Elite Eight berths. Keizer also serves as a faculty member in the health and human performance department, as well as board member of the Defender Gold Club.

Athletic Background

Coach Keizer is a 2007 graduate of Dordt. In four seasons, he finished the program as the career leader in assists with 498 and is second all-time in steals with 192.

Academic Background

B.A. Dordt College, 2007

M.A. Dordt College, 2010


Wife: Brittany

Children: Kenleigh