Greg Charles Kampe (born December 5, 1955) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Oakland University.[1] He guided the Golden Grizzlies to their first NCAA Division I tournament and tournament win in 2005. Through the 2016–17 season, he has compiled a 583–424 (.579) record in 33 seasons at Oakland University.[1]

Greg Kampe
Greg Kampe.jpg
Kampe during a 2009 game
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOakland
ConferenceHorizon League
Record618–455 (.576)
Biographical details
Born (1955-12-05) December 5, 1955 (age 63)
Defiance, Ohio
Playing career
1974–1978Bowling Green
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1984Toledo (asst.)
1984–presentOakland
Head coaching record
Overall618–455 (.576)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards

Kampe, a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame,[2] is one of nine Division I basketball coaches who have been at the same school for at least 25 seasons. Kampe is the third longest-tenured Division I head coach, behind Jim Boeheim and Mike Krzyzewski.[3] Kampe won The Summit League's coach of the year four times, the most recent being in 2010 and 2011.[1]

Kampe won his 500th career game January 26, 2013.[4]

On May 30, 2017, Kampe was one of eight new inductees announced for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in Detroit. The ceremony takes place on September 15, 2017.

On February 16, 2018, Kampe won his 600th career game.[5]

High schoolEdit

Kampe played football, basketball and track and field[6] at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio. As a senior, he was named to the football Class AAA defensive second team as a back.[7] He was named to the basketball Class AAA All-District second team, averaging 20.8 points per game as a senior.[8]

CollegeEdit

Kampe attending Bowling Green State University where he played football[9] and basketball.[10] Kampe was a kicker, punter and cornerback[11] on the football team. In a 16–14 win over Southern Mississippi in 1975, Kampe broke the Mid-American Conference and BGSU record for average yards per punt with 57.5. A 77-yard punt in the game also set the BGSU record for longest punt.[12]

NBA player developmentEdit

Since he took over as head coach at Oakland, four players have made the National Basketball Association.

CharityEdit

Kampe raised over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society in 2015 with an auction for rounds of golf at Oakland Hills Country Club with other NCAA college basketball coaches.[13] He is doing the auction again in 2017.

Head coaching recordEdit

Through 2016–17 season

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference[14]) (1984–1997)
1984–85 Oakland 13–15 5–11 T–7th
1985–86 Oakland 13–15 5–11 8th
1986–87 Oakland 20–8 10–6 4th
1987–88 Oakland 19–9 11–5 3rd
1988–89 Oakland 20–8 10–6 3rd
1989–90 Oakland 19–9 10–6 4th
1990–91 Oakland 16–13 10–6 3rd
1991–92 Oakland 16–13 8–8 T–4th
1992–93 Oakland 15–11 9–7 T–3rd
1993–94 Oakland 21–10 11–7 4th NCAA D-II Regional Fourth Place
1994–95 Oakland 20–9 12–6 2nd NCAA D-II First Round
1995–96 Oakland 21–8 13–5 T–1st NCAA D-II First Round
1996–97 Oakland 24–7 14–3 1st (South) NCAA D-II Sweet 16
Oakland (GLIAC): 237–135 (.637) 128–87 (.595)
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (NCAA Division II independent) (1997–1999)
1997–98 Oakland 15–12
1998–99 Oakland 12–15
Oakland (Div. II independent): 27–27 (.500)
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Mid-Continent Conference/The Summit League) (1999–2013)
1999–00 Oakland 13–17 11–5 1st
2000–01 Oakland 12–16 8–8 5th
2001–02 Oakland 17–13 10–4 T–2nd
2002–03 Oakland 17–11 10–4 T–2nd
2003–04 Oakland 13–17 6–10 T–7th
2004–05 Oakland 13–19 7–9 T–5th NCAA Round of 64
2005–06 Oakland 11–18 6–10 7th
2006–07 Oakland 19–14 10–4 2nd
2007–08 Oakland 17–14 11–7 T–3rd
2008–09 Oakland 23–13 13–5 3rd CIT Second Round
2009–10 Oakland 26–9 17–1 1st NCAA Round of 64
2010–11 Oakland 25–10 17–1 1st NCAA Round of 64
2011–12 Oakland 20–16 11–7 3rd CIT Semifinals
2012–13 Oakland 16–17 10–6 4th CIT First Round
Oakland (MCC/Summit): 242–204 (.543) 147–81 (.645)
Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Horizon League) (2013–present)
2013–14 Oakland 13–20 7–9 T–5th
2014–15 Oakland 16–17 11–5 T–3rd CIT First Round
2015–16 Oakland 23–12 13–5 T–2nd Vegas 16 Runners-up
2016–17 Oakland 25–9 14–4 T–1st NIT Second Round
2017–18 Oakland 19–14 10–8 4th
2018–19 Oakland 16–17 11–7 3rd
Oakland (Horizon): 112–89 (.557) 66–38 (.635)
Total: 618–455 (.576)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Greg Kampe biograph". Oakland University. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.dailytribune.com/sports/20170610/pat-caputo-greg-kampe-has-pushed-broom-to-michigan-sports-hall-of-fame
  3. ^ "It's Gordon's night for Hoosiers in victory". Associated Press. December 10, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Kampe, Paul (January 26, 2013). "Oakland University coach Greg Kampe picks up win No. 500". The Oakland Press. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  5. ^ "Oakland wins 82-66 for Kampe's 600th victory". USA Today. Associated Press. February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "County teams sparkle in track sectionals". News-Herald. May 13, 1974. p. 8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  7. ^ "Three Lima Shawnee Players Named To Northwestern District 1st Team". The Piqua Daily Call. Associated Press. November 20, 1973. p. 8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  8. ^ "Reardon, Hammye top AP district selections". The News-Messenger. March 6, 1974. p. 12. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  9. ^ Yannucci, Ray (August 25, 1974). "Kent, Miami Again 1-2 in MAC". The Akron Beacon Journal. p. 13. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  10. ^ Dell, John (December 7, 1975). "St. Joe's Loses By 74-73 in OT". The Philadelphia Inquirer. p. 6-D. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  11. ^ "MAC honors Toledo and Miami Stars". Muncie Evening Press. Associated Press. November 12, 1975. p. 15. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  12. ^ "Bowling Green 16-14". Daily Press. UPI. September 21, 1975. p. D8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.  
  13. ^ Snyder, Mark (April 26, 2017). "Oakland coach Greg Kampe bringing back his Beat Cancer event". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "GLIAC Men's Basketball All-Time Standings" (PDF). Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2014.