Us Sports Camps Announces That Doug Bruno Has Been Nominated as One of 12 Finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

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Doug Bruno, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at DePaul University and director of The Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camps was named one of the 12 finalists for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2020.

Doug Bruno, director of the Doug Bruno Basketball Camps have influenced over 84,000 young female athletes since 1980.

Doug Bruno, director of the Doug Bruno Basketball Camps have influenced over 84,000 young female athletes since 1980.

A Hall of Fame doesn’t exist without players

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is a nonprofit that dates to 1999 with the mission to, “Honor the past, celebrate the present, and promote the future of women’s basketball.” 171 athletes, coaches, and influential people in the women’s basketball world have been inducted for their contributions to the sport.

Doug Bruno, director of The Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camps, is a Chicago native and has been a leader for women’s basketball ever since he began coaching in 1973-74. He started at the high school level and after coaching at different colleges he made his way back to his alma mater in 1988 to coach women's basketball at DePaul University. The 2019-20 season at DePaul will be Bruno's 34th year as head coach for the Women’s Blue Demon Program. During his time, he has guided the Blue Demons to 17 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which is a feat only the NCAA elite of Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford and Tennessee can also claim. In total Bruno has guided DePaul to 24 NCAA tournament appearances, and Bruno has tallied over 700 wins. He is one of three Division 1 coaches to have a court named after him after DePaul University named the court at McGrath-Phillips Arena the "Doug Bruno Court," in November of 2011.

“A Hall of Fame doesn’t exist without players.” The Depaulia quotes Doug Bruno who has made his stamp as a top college coach in the nation. The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame also doesn’t exist without coaches such as Bruno. Players who have played for Doug Bruno rave about his holistic approach to coaching. He emphasizes the importance of doing the little things right both on and off the court. In addition to tactical expertise, Bruno utilizes his master’s degree in education to help his players succeed. Understanding the differences in each player’s learning style allows Coach Bruno to get the best from his athletes.

Bruno has also had stints with the Women’s USA Olympic team, helping to guide the USA to its fifth and sixth straight golds in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

On top of his storied collegiate and Olympic success, the Doug Bruno Basketball Camps have influenced over 84,000 young female athletes since 1980. Held in Naperville, Illinois, these camps offer a chance for the attendees to grow personally and athletically from the instruction of a top-notch coaching staff. His basketball camps promote hard work, fun, discipline, competition, and learning. Players, coaches, and parents interested in learning more about Doug Bruno Girls Basketball Camps can visit Nike Basketball Camps or call 1-800-645-3226.

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is the world's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high-quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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