Butler assistant Emerson Kampen’s six-month old son dies from genetic disease

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As if things weren’t already bad enough for the Butler program after the passing of former player Andrew Smith last month, another member of the Bulldog family lost his life this week.

Emerson Kampen IV, the son of Emerson Kampen, a former teammate of Smith’s and an assistant coach on Chris Holtmann’s staff, died as a result of Leigh’s Disease on Monday. Holtmann made the announcement on Tuesday night, after Butler’s win over Georgetown.

The team dedicated the win to the Kampen family.