The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont) 1985-1985, May 22, 1985, Image 8

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page eight Around Campus Four WMC Co-eds participated in thin-clad sunbathing early this spring. Western Recruits Four Roundballers Motta Camp DILLON -- Dallas Mavericks head coach Dick Motta, ranked among the National Basketball Association’s finest hard-court strategists, will continue his basketball camps this summer at Western Montana College. The instructional programs for youths from grades five through 12 include a girls’ camp June 16-21, followed by the boys’ on June 23-28. Motta, marking his 21st summer appear­ ance on the Dillon campus, will be assisted by WMC’s veteran roundball leader Casey Keltz, a four-time Frontier Conference “ Coach of the Year” . The Motta camps stress all phases and techniques of basketball with special em­ phasis on fundamentals. Fees are $160, which include room and board on campus. Day campers living at home can commute for $105. Motta, who joined the NBA ranks in 1968, was voted “ Coach of the Year” in 1971 while with the Chicago Bulls. Moving to Washington in 1976, he led the Bullets to an NBA championship in ’78. He accepted his current post at Dallas in 1980 when the Mavericks became the league’s latest expansion team. That club has since emerged as a leading Western Division contender and recently clinched a berth in upcoming playoffs. DILLON - Four basketball recruits, ranked among the state’s finest, will conti­ nue athletic and educational careers next fall at Western Montana College. Casey Keltz, WMC’s veteran head coach, said letters o f intent to enroll at the Dillon college have been submitted by Vince Gundlach, all-MonDak Conference first- teamer from Miles Community College; Scott Peiper, the Whitefish Bulldogs’ all- state center, Dean Walseth, who led Mis­ soula Sentinel to the Class AA western division title; and Roger Fuchs, a 6-10,245- pounder from Opheim High School. “ Our scouting reports indicate that each of these players have exceptional college potential,” Keltz said. “ We lost seven of last year’s squad members through graduation and it appears highly possible that these recruits will be challenging for starting assignments.” Gundlach, a Miles City prep product, averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds during his two seasons at MCC. The 6-4, 190- pound Pioneer standout excels on the boards and is a prolific scorer from both inside and out. Gary Cooper to Coach Lady Bulldogs DILLON - Gary Cooper, a former All- America eager at Western Montana Col­ lege, has been named head women’s basket­ ball coach on the Dillon campus, Athletic Director Nyles Humphrey announced today. The appointment, Humphrey said, is effective immediately. Cooper will direct recruiting and spring practices while also continuing his local construction business. The WMC post was vacated last month by Jim Corr, who retired from the coaching ranks following a 31-year career, including the past six at the Lady Bulldog helm. Cooper is native of Thompson Falls, where he was an all-state basketball player in the high school ranks. He attended West­ ern Montana College from 1955-59, win­ ning all-conference basketball selections in each o f his four seasons. Cooper capped his WMC career with All-America honors in his senior campaign and holds the college’s career scoring record of 2,067 points. Following graduation, Cooper coached basketball one year at Plains, seven at Libby one at Auburn, Wash., and two at Helena Senior High. He established his Dillon construction firm in 1981 and is currently completing a master’s degree in education at Western. Cooper is married to the former Sandra Meyer o f Williston, N.D., and their family includes a son Jeff, 23 an associate in his father’s business, and daughter Karin, 22, a senior at WMC. Peiper, 6-7 and 200 pounds, converted 56 per cent of his shots last season while averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds per game. He led Whitefish to a 20-5 mark while earning all-conference and all-state honors, and has been selected to play in the Mon­ tana-Wyoming All Star game next month. Walseth, 6-5 and 180, cashed 53 per cent of his field goal attempts enroute to a 13- point average. He also snared 10 rebounds per outing and fired the Spartans to a 13-1 conference championship mark. Fuchs was Opheim’s leading scorer (21) and rebounder (12) while also compiling a 3.8 gradepoint average. Tabbed as a future Frontier Conference star, the Viking giant impressed Keltz as “ a hard worker with unlimited potential.” He will enroll in Western’s four-year Business program.

The Summer Script (Dillon, Mont), 22 May 1985, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/TheSummerScript/1985-05-22/ed-1/seq-8/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.