Greg Charles Kampe (born December 9, 1955) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Oakland University. 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.
Kampe during a 2009 game
|Born||December 9, 1955|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Kampe, a member of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, 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. Kampe won The Summit League's coach of the year four times, the most recent being in 2010 and 2011.
Kampe won his 500th career game January 26, 2013.
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.
Kampe played football, basketball and track and field at Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio. As a senior, he was named to the football Class AAA defensive second team as a back. He was named to the basketball Class AAA All-District second team, averaging 20.8 points per game as a senior.
Kampe attending Bowling Green State University where he played football and basketball. Kampe was a kicker, punter and cornerback 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.
NBA player developmentEdit
Since he took over as head coach at Oakland, four players have made the National Basketball Association.
- Rawle Marshall played at Oakland from 2002–2005. He went undrafted and played for the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers.
- Keith Benson played at Oakland from 2007–2011. He was drafted in second round by the Atlanta Hawks and played for Golden State Warriors.
- Kay Felder played at Oakland from 2013–2016. He was drafted in second round by the Atlanta Hawks and played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, and Detroit Pistons.
- Kendrick Nunn played at Oakland from 2017-2018. He went undrafted, however signed a contract with the Golden State Warriors and is currently a member of the Miami Heat.
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. He is doing the auction again in 2017.
Head coaching recordEdit
Through 2016–17 season
|Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1984–1997)|
|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)|
|Oakland (Div. II independent):||27–27 (.500)|
|Oakland Golden Grizzlies (Mid-Continent Conference/The Summit League) (1999–2013)|
|2004–05||Oakland||13–19||7–9||T–5th||NCAA Round of 64|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|Oakland (Horizon):||112–89 (.557)||66–38 (.635)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Greg Kampe biograph". Oakland University. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "It's Gordon's night for Hoosiers in victory". Associated Press. December 10, 2013. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Kampe, Paul (January 26, 2013). "Oakland University coach Greg Kampe picks up win No. 500". The Oakland Press. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
- "Oakland wins 82-66 for Kampe's 600th victory". USA Today. Associated Press. February 16, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
- "County teams sparkle in track sectionals". News-Herald. May 13, 1974. p. 8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "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.
- "Reardon, Hammye top AP district selections". The News-Messenger. March 6, 1974. p. 12. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- "MAC honors Toledo and Miami Stars". Muncie Evening Press. Associated Press. November 12, 1975. p. 15. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- "Bowling Green 16-14". Daily Press. UPI. September 21, 1975. p. D8. Retrieved January 26, 2018 – via newspapers.com.
- Snyder, Mark (April 26, 2017). "Oakland coach Greg Kampe bringing back his Beat Cancer event". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
- "GLIAC Men's Basketball All-Time Standings" (PDF). Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2014.