Oct. 18, 2011
Utah Valley University Basketball and Coach Dick Hunsaker held the third annual Hoop Heaven with Hunsaker on Tuesday at the UCCU Center.
The chalk talk for female Utah Valley University employees, staff and spouses had nearly 30 attendees for lunch, a chance to get to know the players and coaches, a video session in the locker room and a question and answer period with Coach Hunsaker.
"It was awesome to attend Hoop Heaven. Anytime you get to spend time with Coach Hunsaker is a great opportunity," said Stephanie Albach, administrative assistant to vice president Val Hale. "It was really fun to be able to get to know the coaches and players on a more personal level and get to see a different side to them that you normally don't get to see."
"It was really interesting to learn about the different positions on the floor and the new players that we have coming in and the returning ones too," said athletic department administrative secretary Susan Bauer. "Coach Hunsaker got us excited about the upcoming season and I'm really looking forward to it."
Hunsaker, the 2011 Great West Conference Coach of the Year, is entering his 10th season at UVU this fall and has 167 career wins in Orem and 334 victories during his head-coaching career. The Wolverines open the 2011-12 regular season on Nov. 11 against Simpson University at the UCCU Center.