ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Oakland men's head basketball coach Greg Kampe was selected to be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.
Kampe, who is entering his 34th season as head coach of the Golden Grizzlies, is the third-longest tenured coach in Division I. In just the fourth year in the Horizon League, he led Oakland to its first regular season title in 2016-17, winning the final nine regular season games to earn the No. 1 seed in the Horizon League Championship. The Golden Grizzlies won 25 games, the second-most in program history, and earned an opening round NIT victory over Clemson in the Golden Grizzlies first-ever NIT appearance.
Prior to the Horizon League, Kampe's teams won six championships in 14 seasons inside The Summit League, including three NCAA tournaments (2005, '10, '11). He became the fifth active Division I coach to win 500 games at one school, finished third all-time in The Summit League with 147 league victories, and earned a league-best five Coach of the Year accolades.
In January 2012, Kampe became part of the 25th Oakland University Athletics Hall of Honor Class as he was inducted into the Hollie L. Lepley Hall of Honor. He was selected as one of the top 20 Mid-Major coaches in the country by Athlon Sports in the summer 2012 and was named National Coach of the Year in 2000 by CollegeInsider.com.
The Golden Grizzlies have won 66 percent of their games inside the Horizon League (45-23) and have finished inside the top three in the league standings in three consecutive seasons, finishing third, second and first during that time.
Kampe and the other members of the 2017 class will be honored Sept. 15 at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit.
Class of 2017
Mitch Albom - Detroit Free Press / Author / Philanthropist
Jon Jansen - Clawson / University of Michigan / NFL
Greg Kampe / Oakland University Men's Basketball
Jim Leyland / Detroit Tigers
Dean Look - Michigan State University / Major League Baseball/ National Football League
Dennis Rodman - Detroit Pistons
Jalen Rose - Detroit / University of Michigan / National Basketball Association
Andre Rison - Flint / Michigan State University / National Football League