Thresher Men's Basketball Camp
Lead by Alonzo Jamison, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, and former NCAA Division 1 athlete.
|9:00 – 11:00am||4th – 6th Grade Boys||$50.00 fee|
|1:00 – 3:30 pm||7th Grade – JV Boys||$60.00 fee|
|6:00 – 8:00pm||Varsity and graduating senior boys||$75.00 fee|
Meet the Coaches:
Alonzo Jamison, Head Coach, Bethel Men’s Basketball
Coach Jamison finished his second year as the head basketball coach at Bethel College. He has spent the last three years as the assistant basketball coach at Bethel College and was promoted following the resignation of Mark Yoder.
Jamison, originally from Santa Ana, Calif., played for the University of Kansas Jayhawks under Coach Roy Williams from 1989-92. In 1991, he was a starter on the Kansas team that defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the Southeast Regional Tournament and advance to the NCAA Final Four (Kansas ultimately lost to Duke in the final). Jamison was named Southeast Regional MVP and also made Dick Vitale’s "All Rambo" team, which honors the top five defensive players in the nation.
Before coming to Bethel College Jamison served as the assistant coach at Mill Valley High School.
Pete Herrera, Assistant Coach
Coach Herrera comes to Bethel from Kansas Wesleyan University where he served as the Assistant men’s Basketball Coach for the last two seasons. Before starting at KWU, Herrera was the Head Boy’s Basketball Coach at Russell High School from 2008-2010. While there, he led the Broncos to their first winning season in over 30 years. Prior to Russell, Herrera had coaching stints at Wichita North, North Kansas City, Mo, Newton, and McPherson. He also served as a student assistant at McPherson College, playing for the Bulldogs and Coach Roger Trimmell. Herrera earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.
Michael Doerksen, Assistant Coach
Coach Michael Doerksen is a 1979 graduate of Bethel College and played for the Threshers from 1975-1977. He comes to the program with twenty five years of coaching experience in the Newton School District. In addition to coaching he teaches PE at Chisholm Middle School here in Newton.