July 20th -July 23rd, 2020

LETU Basketball Camps provide players and campers with a fun, competitive, and educational basketball experience. Our goal is to teach the game by building a solid foundation for players at all levels while making sure all campers enjoy the game of basketball.  Campers will be run through college level drills designed to develop skills and improve fundamentals.  We welcome all basketball campers from players with high level experience to beginers who want to learn the game.  All drills are specifically geared to help each camper and also have a fun time while improving throughout the week.  Drills will include individual offensive and defensive breakdowns.  We want our campers to be prepared and ready to contribute on their school team.  

 

Those attending LETU Basketball Camps will work with our experienced coaching staff of college coaches and LETU players who just won the 2020 ASC Championship and made it to the NCAA Tournament.  Sessions will be a balance of instruction, skills and game experience.  Each camper will be given a camp t-shirt and basketball.  

Both sessions of our camp are open to any and all participants interested in attending our camp. 

 

2020 SUMMER CAMP DATES: JULY 20th - 23rd 

 

 

   Session I                                                      Session II

 
Grades: 2nd-6th           Grades: 7th - 12th 
             
                  9:00 AM-12:00PM             1:00PM-4:00PM                
 
                            $100                           $100                           
 
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LETU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Dan Miller

Dan Miller
Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 903-233-3723
Email: DanMiller@letu.edu
Dan Miller was named head men’s basketball coach at LeTourneau University in 2014-15. In six seasons, Miller has guided the YellowJackets to three 20-win seasons and two NCAA Division III Tournaments. Miller has twice been named American Southwest Conference East Division Coach of the Year (2016-17 and 2017-18), and was named National Association of Basketball Coaches South Region Coach of the Year in 2018. His teams have gone 103-60 at LeTourneau.

In 2019-20, Miller guided the YellowJackets to a 23-6 season, which included the program's first ASC Championship Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The YellowJackets' 23 wins were the second most in school history. Miller won his 100th game at LeTourneau during the season. Nate West broke the ASC career and season scoring marks, while also setting conference and school records in three-point field goals, triple-doubles, assists and steals. West was named the ASC East Division Player of the Year. Four YellowJackets earned All-ASC honors. West led the nation in assists. The YellowJackets received 16 votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25 national poll. 

In 2018-19, LeTourneau finished second in the ASC East, a game behind Texas-Dallas. The YellowJackets went 17-9 overall, 11-5 in the ASC. LETU was 10-3 inside Solheim Arena. During the year, the Jackets met three NCAA Tournament teams, which included perennial powerhouse Whitman University, 2019 NCAA Division III Final Four participant Wheaton College, and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Texas Lutheran University. Four YellowJacket earned All-ASC East Division honors which included All-ASC selection Nate West and ASC East Defensive Player of the Year Caleb Loggins. West also earned D3hoops.com First Team All-South Region and NABC Second Team All-South District honors. 

A record-setting season in 2017-18 saw LETU win a school-record 24 games and earn the program's first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. Miller led the YellowJackets to a second consecutive ASC East regular-season title while finishing 16-2 in the ASC. In the NCAA Tournament, LETU beat Hanover College, 85-77, before losing to No. 6 Emory University, 83-82, in the Round of 32. LETU finished the season ranked third in the NCAA Division III South Region, and earned votes in the D3hoops.com poll for the first time in school history. 

The 2016-17 saw Miller guide the YellowJackets to a 22-6 overall record and an ASC East Division championship. In addition to the 22 wins, the 2016-17 YellowJackets also set school records for the longest winning streak (12), first two ASC Tournament wins, and first ever NCAA Regional Ranking (4th). With their ASC East championship, the YellowJackets earned the right to host the 2017 ASC Tournament. LETU defeated Sul Ross State and Concordia University before falling to Hardin-Simmons in the league championship game.  

Miller led LeTourneau back to the ASC Tournament in his second season for the first time since the 2012-13 season and fourth time in program history. The 2015-16 YellowJackets posted 12 wins, the program's most wins since the 2008-09 campaign. The YellowJackets compiled an 8-7 record in the ASC and led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, while averaging nearly 80 points per game. One of the eight wins in the ASC was at Mary Hardin-Baylor, the first win in Belton in program history. Three YellowJackets, Jeff Martin (First Team), Alec Colhoff and CJ Edwards (Second Team), earned All-ASC East honors for the most individual honorees in a season in program history. Freshman Caleb Loggins became the first LETU honoree as the ASC East Freshman of the Year since 2005-06, and Martin was the third YellowJacket to be selected as the ASC East Newcomer of the Year. Loggins and fellow freshman Christian Seidl were named to the ASC East All-Freshman Team.

In 2014-15, Miller and his staff teamed up with 12 newcomers for a promising first season in Longview. The YellowJackets forced opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game, and held opponents to 74.8 points per game. The young team brought an exciting brand of basketball to Solheim Arena with an increase of 100 fans per game from 2013-14. The Jackets fell a game short of making the ASC Tournament.  

Away from the court, Miller has brought along new corporate partnerships with Raising Cane's, Jimmy John's Sandwiches, Papa John's, Sleep Inn, Fairfield Inn, Slim Chickens and Whataburger of East Texas for the athletic department.

Miller came to LETU after a successful career as a collegiate assistant and as a head high school boys basketball coach at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. After a stint as an assistant at the University of Southwest Minnesota from 2003-04 under head coach Greg Stemen, Miller built the program from scratch at Seven Lakes. In his nine years with the Spartans, he posted a 218-70 overall record, winning four district titles, three 30-plus win seasons, two regional appearances and seven straight playoff appearances. The two regional appearances and seven consecutive playoff appearances was unprecedented in Katy Intermediate School District. 

The high school program developed by Miller at Seven Lakes produced 32 of a possible 43 district titles among the five teams. Thirteen of Miller's former student-athletes continued their basketball skills on the collegiate level, including six on the NCAA Division I level. 

Miller was named the District 19-5A Coach of the Year on four occasions, the Katy ISD All Sports Coach of the Year in 2010, and was named as coach for the 2012 All-Star Game by the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association.

Miller is a 2000 graduate of Minnesota-State Mankato, and has a Master's in Education degree from Lamar University. The Brillion, Wisconsin native and his wife, Monica, and three children, daughter, Kayla (attends UT-Dallas), and sons, Kyren (attends UT-Tyler) and Kayden (attend Spring Hill High School) reside in Longview.


 
James Wallace

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Phone: 903.233.3738
Email: JamesWallace@letu.edu
 

James Wallace was named assistant men's basketball coach at LeTourneau University in 2014-15. While at LETU, Wallace has also served as head men's and women's cross country coach (2014-16) and sports information director (2016-17). 

In 2019-20, Wallace helped guide the YellowJackets to a 23-6 season, which included the program's first American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The YellowJackets' 23 wins were the second most in school history. Nate West broke the ASC career and season scoring marks, while also setting conference and school records in three-point field goals, triple-doubles, assists and steals. West was named the ASC East Division Player of the Year. Four YellowJackets earned All-ASC honors. West led the nation in assists. The YellowJackets received 16 votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25 national poll. 

In 2018-19, LeTourneau finished second in the ASC East, a game behind Texas-Dallas. The YellowJackets went 17-9 overall, 11-5 in the ASC. LETU was 10-3 inside Solheim Arena. During the year, the Jackets met three NCAA Tournament teams, which included perennial powerhouse Whitman University, 2019 NCAA Division III Final Four participant Wheaton College, and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champion Texas Lutheran University. Four YellowJacket earned All-ASC East Division honors which included All-ASC selection Nate West and ASC East Defensive Player of the Year Caleb Loggins. West also earned D3hoops.com First Team All-South Region and NABC Second Team All-South District honors. 

A record-setting season in 2017-18 saw LETU win a school-record 24 games and earn the program's first NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. Miller led the YellowJackets to a second consecutive ASC East regular-season title while finishing 16-2 in the ASC. In the NCAA Tournament, LETU beat Hanover College, 85-77, before losing to No. 6 Emory University, 83-82, in the Round of 32. LETU finished the season ranked third in the NCAA Division III South Region, and earned votes in the D3hoops.com poll for the first time in school history. 

The 2016-17 saw Miller guide the YellowJackets to a 22-6 overall record and an ASC East Division championship. In addition to the 22 wins, the 2016-17 YellowJackets also set school records for the longest winning streak (12), first two ASC Tournament wins, and first ever NCAA Regional Ranking (4th). With their ASC East championship, the YellowJackets earned the right to host the 2017 ASC Tournament. LETU defeated Sul Ross State and Concordia University before falling to Hardin-Simmons in the league championship game.  

In 2015-16, LeTourneau qualifiied for the ASC Tournament for the first time since the 2012-13 season and fourth time in program history. The YellowJackets posted 12 wins, the program's most since the 2008-09 campaign. The YellowJackets compiled an 8-7 record in the ASC and led the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio, while averaging nearly 80 points per game. One of the eight wins in the ASC was at Mary Hardin-Baylor, the first win in Belton in program history. Three YellowJackets, Jeff Martin (First Team), Alec Colhoff and CJ Edwards (Second Team), earned All-ASC East honors for the most individual honorees in a season in program history. Freshman Caleb Loggins became the first LETU honoree as the ASC East Freshman of the Year since 2005-06, and Martin was the third YellowJacket to be selected as the ASC East Newcomer of the Year. Loggins and fellow freshman Christian Seidl were named to the ASC East All-Freshman Team.

In 2014-15, Wallace was part of a staff that teamed up with 12 newcomers for a promising first season in Longview. The YellowJackets forced opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game, and held opponents to 74.8 points per game. The young team brought an exciting brand of basketball to Solheim Arena with an increase of 100 fans per game from 2013-14. The Jackets fell a game short of making the ASC Tournament.  

During Wallace's first two years at LeTourneau, he served as the head men's and women's cross country coach. In cross country, in 2015, along with assistant coach Britton Koestler, the men's cross country team matched a program-best effort with a second-place finish at the 2015 ASC Cross Country Championships for the fourth straight top-three finish in program history. The YellowJackets were led by Taber Miyauchi and Daniel Moses, who earned first and second team All-ASC honors, respectively. Miyauchi went on to earn co-Male Athlete of the Year honors at LeTourneau and First Team College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American and All-District honors. He became the program's top finisher in school history at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet with a 60th place finish, en route to leading LeTourneau to its best team finish (18th). On the women's side, Whitney Judd picked up All-ASC honors, and ran at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet for a third straight year. Off the course, senior Luke Funk was recognized as the American Southwest Conference Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient and the LeTourneau Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. 

In 2014, in his first year, the LeTourneau men's cross country team finished third at the American Southwest Conference Championships and 24th at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet. Also, LETU for a third-straight year had three runners in the top 20 at the ASC Championships. Off the course, four YellowJackets (Graeme Anderson, Jonathan Deak, Luke Funk and Taber Miyauchi) were named Academic All-American Southwest Conference.
 
Prior to coming to LeTourneau, he spent the last three years at Southwest Minnesota State University, where he served two seasons as a graduate assistant and a season as a student assistant with the Mustangs men’s basketball program. While at Southwest Minnesota State, under head coach Brad Bigler, the Mustangs compiled a record of 66-51 as part of the most successful period in school history.
 
The Bellevue, Nebraska native arrived at SMSU in 2010, and spent a season on the Mustangs roster before an injury ended his career. He successfully transitioned into a role as a student assistant before taking over as graduate assistant for the last two seasons. He played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College prior to attending SMSU.
 
Wallace is a 2013 graduate of SMSU with a bachelor's degree in marketing, and earned his master's in business administration at SMSU. He is the son of Dave and Kelly Wallace. He is married to LeTourneau assistant athletic trainer Courtney Wallace. 

 

 

Assistant Coach Zakarius Wells 

Zakarius Wells was named an assistant coach at LeTourneau University prior to the 2019-20 season.Zakarius Wells


In addition to his position with the YellowJackets, Wells serves as the head boys basketball coach at St. Mary's High School in Longview. 

Wells joined the YellowJackets coaching staff in 2018-19 as a strength and conditioning coach. He came to LeTourneau from Evergreen High School in Seattle, Washington, after a short stint at Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona. 

As a player, Wells averaged 7.4 points and 3.7 rebounds with the YellowJackets during his senior season in 2015-16. He scored a career-high 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting against Belhaven, while also grabbing 11 rebounds to record his first career double-double. Known as a defensive specialist, Wells was tasked with guarding the opposing teams' top players. 

Prior to LeTourneau, he played for Central Arizona, where he averaged 8.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

Wells was an all-state selection as a senior at Evergreen High School, where he averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game during his career.