SMLCA basketball camp

Tyler Greathouse, son of Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy (SMLCA) head basketball coach Mike Greathouse, breaks down the huddle with the kids after their last day of the 2021 SMLCA basketball camp.

The 2021 Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy Basketball Camp saw the usual familiar faces, including head basketball coach Mike Greathouse. This year, however, there was a different Greathouse running the show, and close to 90 kids showed up.

Tyler Greathouse, who helped Indiana Wesleyan University win the 2014 NAIA Division II National Championship and who is the son of Mike Greathouse, was put in charge by his father to set up and run this year’s Ospreys basketball camp. Tyler Greathouse said that once he graduated college, he was able to gain experience by working for a nonprofit organization that ran basketball camps in his home state of Indiana.

“My dad was just like, ‘Hey would you want to come out and just help me run the camp,’” said Tyler Greathouse, who lives in Montana.

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