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Hoop camp returns

Basketball guru Jerry Krause headlines the list of guest coaches at the 26th Hoops and Hustle camp, Aug. 2-5, at Fulton Secondary.

The camp is dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the game. Participants receive four clinics and two games per day with camp starting at 8 a.m. and wrapping up at 3:30 p.m. each day.

Guest instructors from top universities in North America have been part of the camp since its inception. Local coaches work alongside staff from Gonzaga University in Spokane.

“The results have been phenomenal as many provincial-level players have emerged from this camp,” said Fulton Maroons’ coach Dale Olson

Krause returned for his second stint with Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball program in the summer of 2001, this time as director of men’s basketball operations.

He returned from a five-year civilian term at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he was a professor of sports philosophy and director of instruction for the department of physical education.

Krause had a 17-year career as head coach at Eastern Washington University.  During that span, Eagle teams posted a 262-196 record for a .572 winning percentage. He took a sabbatical from EWU to assist the late Ralph Miller at Oregon State University from 1982-83, then returned to EWU to lead the Eagles from the NAIA into the NCAA Division 1 ranks.

Prior to becoming head coach at EWU, Krause had been an assistant at Northern Colorado for three years, and also had stints at Berthoud High in Loveland, Colo. and Adair-Casey Community High in Iowa.

Krause was a long-standing member of the NCAA Rules committee, was on the board of directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and served on the selection committee of the National Basketball Hall of Fame.

Krause has authored 30 books on coaching basketball, produced 40 instructional videos and serves as a consultant to many athletic organizations.

Added Olson: “This is the best fundamentals camp in B.C. Hoops and Hustle is known for making its participants better players by developing a solid base of fundamentals from our outstanding coaching staff.”