Mike Trader’s affiliation with this camp extends back to 1974. He has helped teach thousands of campers over the past 42 years.
Under Trader’s guidance, he helped develop the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th and 10th All-Time Leading Scorers in Hastings College history. He is widely known for his outstanding teaching and development of players along with his emphasis on fundamentals and disciplined team play. These same qualities among others will be emphasized at his camps as well. Trader’s coaching experience included three years at Omaha Northwest, an eight-year tenure as head basketball coach at Omaha Bryan, head coach at Hastings High and 16 years as head coach at Hastings College.
At Hastings College, his teams averaged over 19 wins per season. His 1988-89 & 1994-95 teams reached the Elite Eight at the National Tournament. Each of those teams won 27 games which are school records for wins. Trader was recognized as District or Conference Coach of the Year five separate times and was honored in 1988 as the Omaha World Herald’s State College Coach of the Year.
In 2007-2008, Coach Trader helped guide the Hastings St. Cecilia team to a 22-2 record and a State Championship.