Kevin Knollenburg

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Kevin Knollenburg

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Kevin Knollenburg has been a frequent member of the Belgian national team. He was one of the few Belgian players to play college ball in the US.

Knollenburg was 5 for 16 with a walk in the 1999 European Championship and led Belgium in average at age 20. In the 2001 European Championship, he was 0 for 3 and made 2 errors in 6 chances. He was just 3 for 21 with a double and 5 walks in the 2003 European Championship but played error-free ball.

Kevin was 4 for 18 with 3 walks and a double in the 2008 European Cup, playing for the Royal Greys. He hit .235/.391/.353 with 8 runs (second on the team to Benjamin Dille) in the 2008 European Championship Qualifiers to help Belgium win a spot in the 2010 European Championship.

Knollenburg coached for Belgium in the 2009 European Junior Championship. He was 3 for 15 with a double and a walk in the 2009 European Cup.

In 2012, he was head coach of the Hoboken Pioneers, guiding them to the Belgian title. He then moved to the Dutch team PSV as assistant coach. He coached for Belgium in the 2014 European Championship. In the 2015 Hoofdklasse, he was a coach for UVV, which had several Belgian players at that point (Jamie Verheyleweghen, Dennis Ribbens, Dennis De Quint). After being 1B coach for the Oosterhout Twins in 2017, he was promoted to head coach for 2018, going 18-21-3 in his lone season in that role.