Basketball teams to host Annual Gala on Sept. 15

Basketball teams to host Annual Gala on Sept. 15


BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Bellevue University will host the 7th annual Basketball Gala on Friday, Sept. 15. The Gala, which will once against be held in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building Garden-Level Symposium Room, will feature a "roast" of Bruin head men's basketball coach Shane Paben. 

The event begins with a 6:00 p.m. social hour leading into a 7:00 p.m. dinner.

The Bellevue men's and women's basketball programs invite you to be a part of a roast of head coach Shane Paben, who most recently led the Bruins to an appearance in the 2017 NAIA Men's Basketball Final Four.  

The money raised from the event will be used to cover Bruin Basketball travel and equipment costs as well as academic support such as tutors, books, fees, and more.

Shane Paben:

  • Entering 10th season as BU head men's basketball coach
  • Led the Bruins to nine-straight appearances in the NAIA National Tournament
  • Amassed an overall record of 235-74 (.761)
  • His teams have recorded 20-or-more wins in each of his nine seasons
  • Led BU to eight-straight conference regular-season titles
  • Guided Bruins to six conference tournament championships
  • Produced most wins in school history with 235
  • Three-time conference Coach of the Year
  • Coached seven All-Americans and 19 first team all-conference honorees

For more information, please contact Bellevue University head men's basketball coach Shane Paben at 402.557.7053 ( or head women's basketball coach Dave Denly at 402.557.7061 ( or visit