Camps, Clinics and Tournaments

Doghouse Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


This tournament will not be offered for Spring 2021.

Tournament Overview

Tournament check-in will begin Saturday morning (time TBD) at the front counter across from the SDC main entrance. The tournament will take place in the multipurpose room and varsity gym.

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 28 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!


$100/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 Ticket Office. Note: Initial team registration and payment can be completed online. The team registration form, signed waivers and concussion awareness forms are still required to complete registration.

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

Refunds after July 20 will be issued for medical reasons only (a doctor’s note is required).

Deadline to register: July 20

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 12th season as assistant men’s basketball coach at Michigan Tech in 2019-20. He has recruited four All-Americans and numerous All-GLIAC First Team selections since his appointment in 2008. The Shawano WI 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. A 6-9 forward, Buettner finished third on Tech’s all-time scoring chart with 2,061 career points. Following his graduation from Tech in 2005, 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. In addition to his coaching duties, Buettner teaches classes in the kinesiology and integrated physiology department and coordinates all of Michigan Tech's boys basketball camps, clinics and leagues as well as the Doghouse 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

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