Bethel [Tenn.], 2001
Luke Gore enters the 2013-2014 season in his 12th year with the Valpo basketball program. Gore helped guide the Crusaders to the Horizon League regular season and tournament championships last season, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
In his current role, Gore works with player development, with an emphasis on post play. Over his first 11 years, Gore has guided nine all-conference post players and 11 post players who have gone on to professional basketball careers overseas. Gore also works as director of Valpo’s summer basketball camps and is responsible for overseeing academics, as well as future game scheduling.
In his 11 years with the Crusaders, Valpo has made six postseason trips, including two NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of Postseason NIT bids. Over his tenure, the Crusaders have won 203 games, captured four league regular season titles, and won one Mid-Con and one Horizon League tournament title. Last season, Gore helped guide Valpo as it won a school-record 26 games en route to the Horizon League regular season and tournament crowns and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.