Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

April 13, 2019

Tournament check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the front counter across from the SDC main entrance. The tournament will take place in the multipurpose room. The multipurpose room is closed until 11:00 a.m. to allow a prior event to conclude. Practice courts will only be available from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. when the tournament starts. There will not be any practice courts available during the tournament.

This tournament is an excellent opportunity to have some fun playing 3-on-3 basketball in a friendly yet competitive environment.


The Doghouse Classic is an original Michigan Tech event which saw its beginnings over 27 years ago under the direction of Kevin Borseth, head women’s basketball coach at the time. The Doghouse Classic was a long-standing tradition in the Houghton and Hancock area up until the last tournament took place in 2007. In 2016, the tradition was reestablished. Michigan Tech Recreation is excited for the opportunity to host the tournament and bring the Doghouse back to its former glory!


$80/team (4 players/team)

Submit completed team registration form and concussion awareness forms for each player along with full payment to the address below or bring to the SDC Manager's Office (next to the SDC Ticket Office) Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. After 5pm and on weekends, registration and payment may be turned in at the SDC Ticket Office.

Michigan Tech Recreation
Attn: Paula Lahikainen
1400 Townsend Drive
SDC Room 142
Houghton MI 49931

Refunds after April 2nd will be issued for medical reasons only (a doctor’s note is required).

Deadline to register: April 2

Tournament Format

The number of teams registered will determine the number of divisions and the tournament format for each division. The preferred format will be a double elimination bracket.


The goal is to host a boys’ and girls’ division for grade levels 4 through 8, JV, and Varsity. There will also be men’s and women’s open divisions available to all ages. Teams will be placed in a division according to the highest level played by any team member. Any athlete is welcome to play up a division level. However, athletes cannot play down a level.

Tournament Coordinator

Josh Buettner

Josh Buettner begins his 11th season as assistant men’s basketball coach at Michigan Tech in 2018-19. The Shawano, Wis., native starred for the Huskies from 2001-05. He was a two-time All-American and earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors as both a junior and senior. Buettner played professionally in Europe for three years. He played in leagues in Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland, and was named the Danish Elite League Player of the Year in his second pro campaign.

For more information about the Doghouse, contact Coach Buettner at 906-487-2594 or email