Brian is entering his 5th season as a Full-time assistant coach at Rochester College. He is a 1991 graduate of Oakland Christian High School. Brian came to Rochester College in 1994 as a student athlete and played basketball and baseball for the Warriors. He graduated from Rochester College in 1998 with a degree in Social Work. In 2002, Brian came back to Rochester College as a volunteer assistant coach for coach Pleasant. In 2003, he went to work on his Master's degree in Education at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he was also the Graduate Assistant for the men's basketball team. After one season at ONU, Brian then went to Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas) in 2004 where he worked for Klint Pleasant as an assistant for their men's basketball team. When Klint decided to come back to Rochester College, Brian stayed with the men's basketball team at ACU under Head Coach Jason Copeland for the 2005-2006 season. In August of 2006, Brian completed his Master's degree in Special Education from Abilene Christian University.
As a player on the Warrior basketball team, Brian was known for doing all the little things on the court. He was a member of the 1997 Championship team, a team on which he was a starter along with eventual All-Americans Ty Clark, Paul Robak, and Bob Kofahl.
Brian was married on October 3, 1998 to Alyson McChesney of Clarkston, Michigan, who is a graduate and former basketball player at Oakland University. They have a three year old son named Brooks Thomas. Brian and his family reside in Lake Orion, MI..
Brian is also an assistant athletic director overseeing facilities and sports marketing/information .
Coach Pleasant On Brian:
"I am excited to have Brian in our program. His understanding of the game, especially post play, and his experience will be a great addition to the program. As a player, Brian understood the game and always gave his best effort. I always thought he was an overachiever. He has a real compassion and sense of caring for the young men in our program. I feel very fortunate to have him as my right hand."
Klint Pleasant, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, directs and oversees the Enrollment Services, Athletics, and Development departments. He manages the AVP of Institutional Advancement, recruiters, administrative assistants and all athletic coaches and athletic department personnel. Klint works with his team to implement the yearly recruiting process (such as; mail and marketing, office and recruiting processes, campus visits, call nights, weekly team meetings, preview days, travel schedules, high school visits and church visits). Moreover, Klint (along with the AVP of Admissions) works closely with Financial Aid to manage all institutional aid and scholarships. Furthermore, Klint also works with the men's basketball team (and his father) as an assistant men's basketball coach. He also does hands-on recruiting for the varsity men's basketball roster. In addition, Klint travels frequently on behalf of Rochester College speaking in churches, High Schools, civic events and various other gatherings. He also represents Rochester College on the Greater Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and serves on several city committees.
Klint's roots are planted deeply in Rochester College's soils as his grandfather; Lucien Palmer was a founding father. Dr. Palmer served as the first Dean of the College and later served as President for eight years. Klint's father, Garth Pleasant, has served at Rochester College for over 30 years as the men's basketball coach, Athletic Director and as a member of the faculty. Klint came to Rochester College after seven years of coaching college basketball. He was an assistant coach at NCAA Div. I Kent State University in 2001-2002 when they advanced to the Elite Eight before being eliminated by The University of Indiana. Klint then went on to be the head men's basketball coach for three seasons (2002-2005) at Abilene Christian University (where he was the youngest NCAA Div. II head coach in the country) before returning to Rochester College in June of 2005. Klint also coached at The University of Tennessee-Martin (1998-2001) and Wayne State University (1998-99). Klint attended Rochester College before graduating from Lipscomb University in 1998. He then completed a Master's degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2001. He is married to Rachel (Stevens) and they have one daughter, Abigail Rae Pleasant and expecting a second child in November of 2009.
Nick Grabowski enters his 5th season as an assistant coach for the Warriors. Coach Grabowski is a graduate of the University of Windsor where he was a standout player and coach for many years. Nick has served as an assistant coach at St. Mary's College and Wayne State University. He is retired from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and resides in White Lake with his wife Greta. The Grabowski's have two children and six grandchildren.
Coach Pleasant On Nick:
"I have known Nick for many years and have coached against him at Windsor and Wayne State University. We are fortunate to have Nick in our program. Nick has a real love for working with young athletes. His encouragement and support for the kids is a real benefit to our program."
Adam Demorest begins his 5th season on the bench with the warriors. Previously he was with the Warriors in 2005 when the team won the USCAA National Championship. Coach Demorest brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as both a player and coach. He played his high school basketball in Oklahoma, where he earned a scholarship to play basketball at Eastern Michigan University for Ben Braun. His coaching career began at Belleville High School as an assistant coach under Mike Garland, who is now the assistant coach at Michigan State University. Coach Demorest got his first head coaching job in Ft. Worth, Texas at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School (1995-1997). From there he returned to Michigan to be the Head Coach at Bad Axe High School (1997-2000). Besides Bad Axe, coach Demorest has been the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Dakota High School (2000-2004), and Mt. Clemens High School (2005-2006). Adam works as a teacher at Dakota High School.
Coach Pleasant On Adam:
"I am pleases to have Adam on our staff. He is a tremendous coach who has great passion for the game. He is also a very good recruiter for our program. He will add a great deal to our team on the bench."
If the game situation calls for it, Beaudoin can be seen leaning out, offering his glasses to referees as they run down the floor. If his voice goes out, he starts waving a towel. He is a master motivator. Beaudoin's connection to the basketball program began during the ‘83-‘84 season, and it continued as his son, Dan, played on Rochester's 1988 squad on his way to becoming College valedictorian. Beaudoin, who retired as Lieutenant from the Madison Heights Fire Department in 1996, and his wife, Mary Ellen, are the parents of two other children and the grandparents of four.
Coach Pleasant On George:
"This is George's 28th year with our program. George is respected and loved by every young man who has worn the Warrior's uniform. One of our team theme is "being a servant" No one gives as much to others as George. There is no way I can explain the excitement and energy George brings to practice every day. I consider him one of my best friends. Every young man in our program is indebted to George."