Terrence Klein is in his fourth year as an assistant coach with the UNH football program in 2013, working with safeties.
In the Wildcats' 4-2-5 defense, the three UNH safeties are the 'free', the 'strike' and the 'whip'.
In 2012, Klein mentored Manny Asam, who started all 12 games and led the defensive backfield with 76 tackles. Sophomore free safety Nick Cefalo took over for injured Chris Beranger as a starter in week 5 and went on to register 44 tackles, two interceptions and five pass breakups.
During the 2011 season, Klein oversaw the development of Beranger into one of the CAA’s top performers. Beranger, a first-year starter, compiled 142 tackles, the fourth-highest, single-season total in UNH history and third-most in the conference. Klein also eased the transition of Manny Asam from a wide receiver the previous season to the starting strike safety for all 12 games.
In 2010, Klein helped Wildcat senior free safety Hugo Souza earn a spot on the All-CAA First Team and the FCS All-New England Team with 95 tackles.
Klein graduated from New Hampshire in 2010 following a four-year playing career with the Wildcats.
As a senior in ‘09, Klein ranked third on the team in total tackles with 80, and he was second in tackles for a loss with 9.5 from his safety slot. Klein recorded a team-high six interceptions and returned one for a TD. In his junior year, Klein was sixth on the team in tackles (28-31-59) and third in interceptions (four). The Wildcats finished with a 10-3 overall record and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals both of those seasons.