GCU Men's Basketball Camps
Associate Head Coach
Louis Wilson enters his first season as the Grand Canyon associate head coach, bringing 26 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes time as a head coach.
Wilson excels in a wide range of coaching areas to serve as the lead assistant of Dan Majerle's staff and coordinate the GCU defense. He also will be responsible for scheduling, player development, opponent scouting, game-day preparation and bench coaching.
"My greatest strength as a coach is that I'm a relationship guy in the fullest sense," Wilson said. "Everything about my life and my story is about the relationships I've been able to build and the way I've been able to reach people to coach them. I think I can help is an immeasurable way that and build a relationship to help Coach Majerle relate to them, understand what guys are going through, to get guys to do what they want them to do and to tell them the tough things because you know them and care about them."
Wilson previously served as an assistant coach for Utah State, where his work included working with guards who flourished. Guards Koby McEwen, the 2017 Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year, and Sam Merrill accounted for 31.9 points per game last season. Previously, guards Chris Smith and Darius Perkins finished with two of the top 10 career 3-point percentages in Aggie history.
Wilson won a higher percentage of games, 67.4 (95-46), than any previous head coach at Adams State, where he took three teams to the NCAA Division II Championship tournament during his five-year tenure (2010-15) in Alamosa, Colo. His teams were a two-way threat in Division II, ranking among the top 20 teams in scoring annually and finishing as the national leader in steals and opponent turnovers in 2011-12.
Wilson also has served as an assistant coach at California State Northridge (2006-10), where he finished as the associate head coach after the Matadors reached the 2009 NCAA Tournament, He began his coaching career assisting at Southern Utah (1992-98) before moving to an assistant coaching position for Idaho State (1998-2006).
Wilson grew up as the ninth of 10 children in The Bronx of New York City before moving to Alaska at age 10. There, his curiosity for kids gathered for a basketball camp at Anchorage East High School led to a bond with legendary prep coach Chuck White, who became a father figure to him and his assistant coach at Adams State.
Wilson was an all-state guard and two-time state champion at East HIgh School before playing for Trenton (Mo.) Junior College and William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. His 1997-98 NAIA quarterfinals team was inducted into the William Jewell Hall of Fame.
Wilson and his wife, Andrea, have four children: Jacques Wilson, Kaden Wampler, Keawe Wilson and Kalea Wilson.
Chris Crevelone enters his fifth season as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program in 2017-18.
In his first four seasons with GCU, Crevelone played an integral part of the program's recruiting efforts. Additionally, he assisted a staff that led the Antelopes in their first four seasons moving from Division II to Division I. That influx of talent helped GCU finish 8-6 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2014-15, good for a second-place tie as it led the league in scoring average (68.7 ppg) and assist/turnover ration (+1.1). A year earlier, the Lopes went 10-6 in WAC play to finish third in the league in their first season transitioning to Division I. GCU now has now finished top three in the WAC every season since joining Division I.
Prior to GCU, Crevelone served four seasons on the men's basketball staff at Texas. In his final two seasons, he oversaw all video operations for the men’s basketball program. Crevelone also served as a graduate assistant and assistant video coordinator during his first two years with the Longhorns, where he also organized operations for the Texas basketball summer camp program for three years.
In his role as video coordinator, Crevelone assisted head coach Rick Barnes with opponent scouting reports and video edits and was responsible for team video self-analysis and breakdown. Crevelone also oversaw the film exchange process and assisted in underclassmen recruiting and on-campus recruiting visits. He played a vital role in organizing the Texas Basketball Coaches Clinic in both 2010 and 2011, where guest speakers included Kevin McHale, Kelvin Sampson, Jeff Van Gundy and John Lucas II.
During his four years on the staff in Austin, the Longhorns advanced to three NCAA tournaments and posted an 88-50 (.638) overall record. The Horns registered a 28-8 record and advanced to the NCAA Third Round in 2010-11. UT climbed to the top of both major national polls (Associated Press, ESPN/USA Today Coaches) on Jan. 11, 2010, marking the first time in program history that the Longhorns had been the top-ranked team in the nation in either major poll. Texas held the top spot in both polls for a two-week stretch.
Crevelone worked with six NBA Draft picks during his four seasons, including five first-round selections and one lottery pick. Three Longhorns heard their names called in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft for the first time in school history. Tristan Thompson was selected with the No. 4 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jordan Hamilton was taken with the No. 26 pick by the Dallas Mavericks, and his rights were later traded to the Denver Nuggets. Cory Joseph was taken with the No. 29 pick by the San Antonio Spurs. The 2011 Draft marked the second straight year and third time in school history that the Horns had three players selected in the same draft. UT also had three players selected during the 2010 NBA Draft. Avery Bradley was selected with the No. 19 pick by the Boston Celtics. Damion James was taken with the No. 24 pick by the Atlanta Hawks, and his rights were later traded to the New Jersey Nets. Dexter Pittman was chosen with the No. 32 pick (second selection in the second round) by the Miami Heat.
Before joining the Texas coaching staff prior to the 2009-10 season, Crevelone served as an assistant coach at St. Edward’s University in Austin for one year (2008-09). In that role, he served as the team’s academic coordinator, handled opponent scouting, was involved in recruiting and assisted in all phases of player development.
Crevelone also served one-year stints as the head freshman/assistant varsity basketball coach at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, Ariz. (2007-08), the head freshman/assistant varsity basketball coach at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo. (2006-07) and the head junior varsity/assistant varsity basketball coach at Sangre de Cristo High School in Mosca, Colo. (2005-06). The varsity team at Ironwood captured the 2008 5A Division II state championship.
He served as a camp director or coach at the Lute Olson Basketball Camps in Tucson (2002-07) and as a camp coach at the Sean Miller Basketball Camps in Tucson (2009), and Luke Walton and Richard Jefferson NBA Basketball Camps in San Diego (2004-09).
A two-year letterwinner in basketball and golf at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. (2002-04), Crevelone went on to complete his bachelor’s degree in English/communications in December 2007 from Adams State. He earned one letter in basketball at Adams State in the 2004-05 season. Crevelone earned his master’s in physical education from Texas.
Crevelone is a native of Tucson, Ariz.
TJ Benson enters his sixth season with the program in 2017-18 and fourth as an assistant coach under head coach Dan Majerle. Previously he served as an assistant coach in 2012-13 and the director of basketball operations in 2013-14.
Prior to joining the GCU staff, Benson served as the assistant director of basketball operations at Boise State in 2011-12, where he was involved in the day-to-day program operations.
He has also served as an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) coach for the U16 Arizona Cagers in 2006 and the U17 Arizona Magic Passion4Ball in 2011.
Benson played for Mesa Community College, Weber State, and GCU during his college career, garnering 2010 Second-Team Pacific West Conference honors with the Antelopes. At Weber State, he participated in the NIT in 2009 and the NCAA tournament in 2007. Benson received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Weber State in 2009.
Benson completed his MBA in marketing at GCU.
He spent one season playing with the Tijuca Tenis Clube in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010-11, helping his squad become the Brazil Super Cup champion.
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