Butler assistant Emerson Kampen’s son dies from genetic disease

Emerson Kampen played at Butler before becoming a Bulldogs assistant coach. (Getty Images)
Emerson Kampen played at Butler before becoming a Bulldogs assistant coach. (Getty Images)

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.

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.

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