Join the Little Huskies Fall Basketball League

HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech Men’s and Women’s Basketball is excited to offer two Little Huskies basketball leagues in the fall and registration is open. For girls in grades 2-5, the camp will take place over four days starting in September. Boys in grades 3-6 have a three-day camp starting September 26. Participants will come away with fundamental basketball skills like ball handling, shooting, team play and defensive play.

There will also be an opportunity to play basketball scrimmages at halftime at select Michigan Tech home basketball games with free admission.

The deadline to register for the girls’ camp is Wednesday, September 7. Last day to register for boys is September 21st. Technical student-athletes. Learning skills, working in a team, making friends and having fun are the goals of both sides.


Sam Clayton is entering his fifth season as head coach of Michigan Tech’s women’s basketball program. Under his guidance, the Huskies played with an 18-11 overall record and advanced to the conference semifinals. Clayton and the Huskies finished the 2020-21 season with an overall record of 20-2. The team won the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship and conference tournament championships.

Clayton brings a wealth of NCAA Division I and II coaching experience to Tech. Assistant Head Coach Elisa Jurmu is in her fifth season. As a player, she played 57 games with the Huskies and made two runs in the NCAA Division II National Tournament.


Josh Buettner was named Men’s Basketball Head Coach in April 2021. Buettner helped the Huskies to the NCAA Midwest Region Championship Game in his first season as Men’s Basketball Associate Head Coach in 2020 -2021. Last season, the Huskies advanced to the conference semifinals after going 21-7 in the regular season. Prior to his promotion to associate head coach, Buettner served 13 seasons as an assistant coach after taking the job on July 1, 2008.

He has recruited four All-Americans and numerous All-GLIAC First Team selections since being named in 2008. From Shawano, Wisconsin, he played for the Huskies from 2001 to 2005. Assistant coach Ben Stelzer returned to Houghton the last year after playing professional basketball in Spain. He was an All-American for the Huskies during his athletic career.

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