Assistant Coach Zair Koeiman

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Zaïr Koeiman enters his first season with the Oklahoma Wesleyan University as an assistant coach.

Coach Koeiman spent the summer of 2016 in the New York Hamptons league as a Hitting Coach for the Sag Harbor Whalers. The team had a batting average of .255 with 50 Doubles, 15 Homeruns, and 50 stolen bases.

During his playing career, Koeiman transferred from Eastern Oklahoma State College to Wichita State for the 2015 season, before joining OKWU. While at OKWU Koeiman earned first team all-MCAC, where Koeiman played one year posting a .370 batting average, 23 doubles, five triples, 11 homeruns and 71 RBI’s for the eagles.

Zair joined the Larks in 2012 and was named to the 1st team all-Jayhawk League with a .305 batting average, 9 home runs, 34 RBI and a .537 slugging % while helping the team to a 3rd place finish at the NBC National Tournament.  In the 2013 with the Larks, he hit .303, with 11 doubles, 7 home runs and a team leading 40 RBI while garnering 2nd team All-Jayhawk League honors. In the 2014 season with the Larks, Zair has a .347 batting average, tied for second on the team with 10 doubles, and is third on the team with 20 RBI, 5 home runs and a slugging percentage of .611.

Zair came to the United States in 2011 to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College where in his sophomore season he hit .351 with 16 doubles and 5 home runs and was named to the all-tournament team in the region championship while earning a gold glove award.  Zair speaks several languages and is a great role model and team leader.

Zair is a native of Willemstad Curacao.  He’s the son of Margriet and the late Lucio Koeiman.  He left the island of Curacao as a youngster soon after his father’s passing and moved to The Netherlands where he attended secondary school at Montessori College in Amsterdam. Zair has played baseball throughout the European continent where as a touring all-star player, he caught the attention of scouts, schools and professional teams.

Zair earned his degree in Sports Management at Oklahoma Wesleyan in Spring 2016 and is currently pursuing his MBA.