Coach Spotlight: Lon Kruger
Lon Kruger, Men's basketball head coach,
University of Oklahoma
Lon Kruger, currently the men's basketball head coach of the University of Oklahoma, knows college basketball inside and out. Kruger played college basketball for Kansas State University. He has served as the head coach of the University of Texas–Pan American, Kansas State, the University of Florida, the University of Illinois, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as well as the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
As a member of the Coaches vs. Cancer Council since 2007, Coach Kruger has been an extraordinary supporter of the program. He is the driving force coordinating the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic, an annual event that has raised more than $750,000 since launching in 2008. In 2009 Coach Kruger received the Legacy and Leadership Visionary Award from the American Cancer Society Las Vegas region for his dedication to the Coaches vs. Cancer program. In addition, Coach Kruger has raised more than $30,000 for an American Cancer Society program, providing free summer camp access to children with cancer and their siblings.