About Rot-Weiss Koln
The reigning German champions have begun 2022 in strong shape. Before Christmas, they won 10 out of 11 fixtures and they have since recorded seven points from a possible nine since the league returned in April, doing so with three clean sheets. Most recently, they beat Berliner HC 1-0 thanks to a Mats Grambusch goal.
They are now under a new coach with Pasha Gademan stepping up to the top job with André Henning moving on to be the German national men’s coach after the indoor season.
Gademan said of the new role: “It was a great year and a half for me as the previous assistant coach at Rot-Weiss. I am very grateful for the unique relationship I was able to build with André, the team and the club.
“From my position, I had the time to get to know the environment very well before I could slip into the next role. I feel honored, happy and eager to build on the successes of last season and wish André the best in his future role as head coach of the German national team.”
Internationals Christopher Rühr, Mats Grambusch, Johannes Große, Timur Oruz (Germany), Mink van der Weerden (European Champion 2021 with the Netherlands) and Tokyo Olympic Champion Vincent Vanasch from Belgium show their power.
Four young talents – Valentin Esterhues, Vincent Kallrath, Lasse Mink and Moritz Zimmermann – have moved on but they are reinforced by Frederik Nyström, who moved from Uhlenhorst Mülheim to the Rhine.
They deployed a youthful team at the EHL Ranking Cup last October and subsequently were outplayed by KHC Dragons 5-1 but they will look to be at full strength.
2009/10 – KO8
2010/11 – KO16
2012/13 – FINAL4
2013/14 – KO16
2014/15 – KO8
2015/16 – KO8
2016/17 – Winners
2017/18 – KO16
2018/19 – Runners-Up
2019/20 – KO8 (incomplete season)
2020/21 – Ranking Cup – 9th place