Celebrate the Golden Dunkers 50th year  

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Golden Dunkers welcome Coach Ben Johnson! 

Gopher alumni and Minnesota native, Ben Johnson, will return to the U to become the 18th Gopher Men's Basketball Head Coach.

Johnson returns to his alma mater after spending three seasons at Xavier as an assistant coach. Johnson previously served as an assistant coach at Minnesota from 2013-18 and was a two-time captain during his playing career for the Gophers. Coach Johnson helped lead Xavier to consecutive top-30 recruiting classes in 2019 and 2020 and the Musketeers posted a collective record of 51-37 in three
seasons with him on the bench.

In his previous stint at Minnesota, Johnson helped recruit local standouts and current members of the Los Angeles Clippers organization Daniel Oturu and Amir Coffey to the Gophers. He also recruited current Gopher Gabe Kalscheur to the Maroon and Gold.

With an existing new 2021-2022 season ahead of us, consider joining the Golden Dunkers booster club to enhance your game-day experience and support the team. 

Benefits of Membership:

  • Invitations to Golden Dunker members-only events (planning virtual events for 2020-2021 season)

  • The satisfaction of supporting the University of Minnesota Men's basketball student-athletes

Next season we hope to return to our long-standing member benefits :

  • Pre-game events in the TCF "M-Club" at TCF-Bank Stadium (or in the Pavillion on-the-court for select events) that include:

    • Pre-game meal and beverages

    • Access to meet former Gopher team members

  • Opportunities to meet and hear from coaches and staff

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Who are the Golden Dunkers?


The Official Booster Club of the University of Minnesota Men's Basketball Program. Celebrating 50 years of supporting Golden Gopher Men's Basketball. The Golden Dunkers Booster Club is a tax exempt, not-for-profit organization of men and women whose purpose is to support the University of Minnesota Men's Basketball Program. We provide financial support as requested by the Men's Basketball Head Coach to help the Gophers compete on a national level and sponsor functions of special interest club members. Funding and functions are consistent with the applicable NCAA rules covering booster clubs and their supporters.