Seattle U basketball: A program’s unfinished journey Seattle University men’s basketball coach Cameron Dollar pushed and prepared, then stumbled against rival Washington last week, showing how far the program has come and how far it has to go. The coach sits in front of his team, head down, voice even lower. Before Cameron Dollar entered the locker room, you could have heard a shoestring drop. Now, it seems as if a stagehand has created some...
The Seattle University men’s basketball team went on a two-week trip to the People’s Republic of China August 22 through September 4. The team will visited four cities in China: Beijing, Fuxin, Qianjiang, and Heze. The Redhawks played five games against international competition during the trip (teams represented: China, Lithuania, and Canada). The team was able to meet Gary Locke, the United States Ambassador to China. Ambassador Locke...
We finished the season winning eight games in a row at home. We look forward to continuing to work hard this off-season as we prepare for the upcoming season as members of the Western Athletic Conference.
Cameron Dollar is in his fourth season as head coach at Seattle University. In just a short span of time, he has shown why many college basketball writers consider him one of the rising stars in the coaching industry.
Dollar took a squad of several newcomers through the 2011-12 season, competing with powerhouse programs such as Virginia and Washington. The team got rolling midway through the season, winning nine of its last 12 contests, including eight in a row at KeyArena. Thanks in part to Dollar’s coaching, Aaron Broussard established himself as one of the best players in program history, finishing his career 13th on the school’s all-time scoring list. Cervante Burrell improved significantly during his three seasons playing under Dollar, and Eric Wallace made an important contribution to the team’s success after transferring in from DePaul for his senior season.
Seattle U picked up 11 victories during the 2010-11 season, including the team’s second straight victory over Oregon State and a road victory at ACC school Virginia. The Redhawks also played a tight game at Pac-10 school Stanford and put up its best performance against Washington since starting the reclassification process in front of over 11,000 fans at KeyArena. With Dollar at the helm, Seattle U was invited to participate in the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, opening the season at the University of Maryland. The Redhawks were also chosen for the ESPN BracketBuster series of games, defeating Northern Illinois on the road.
Using an up-tempo style with aggressive defense, Dollar led Seattle University basketball to a 17-14 record in 2009-10, making the Redhawks the first team to post a winning record playing a full Division I schedule in its first year as a Division I counter. The team started to gain national recognition after a 77-74 victory at Utah, and then made history later in the year with a 99-48 win at Oregon State, the worst home loss ever for the Beavers. Dollar and his squad also defended Elgin Baylor Court at KeyArena during its first year of existance, finishing with a 10-3 record at home, including exciting victories over Fresno State, Weber State, and UC Irvine. Seattle U won eight of its last nine games, posting last-second road wins at Portland State and at San Jose State in the process.Learn More