Butler assistant Emerson Kampen lost his son, Emerson Kampen IV, to a genetic disease, BU coach Chris Holtmann announced after Tuesday’s 87-76 victory over Georgetown.
Emerson IV died Monday.
He was only six months old.
He was diagnosed with Leigh disease late last year.
Chris Holtmann in tears. Butler assistant Emerson Kampen’s 6-month-old, Emerson IV, died Monday of genetic disease. “This one’s for them.”
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) February 3, 2016
Kampen is a Butler graduate who was a member of the teams that played in the 2010 and 2011 Final Fours. Sadly, one of his teammates was Andrew Smith, the Butler big who died last month after a battle with cancer, meaning Butler has been dealing with too much lately.
Butler is 15-7.
The Bulldogs play at St. John’s on Saturday.