Stanford's six-game, 11-day tour of Spain came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Cardinal arrived at SFO just before midnight after flying all day from Barcelona.
Mike Schrage enters his fifth season with the Cardinal, serving as the program's James C. Gaither Assistant Coach of Men's Basketball.
Schrage is involved with all aspects of coaching and scouting, in addition to being heavily involved with all aspects of recruiting.
In June 2012, it was announced that Schrage's assistant coach position would be endowed in honor of former Board of Trustees Chair Jim Gaither. A 1964 graduate of the Stanford Law School, Gaither has been active with the university for more than 50 years.
Head coach Johnny Dawkins first began assembling his staff with the addition of Schrage, who previously spent the last nine seasons as a member of the Duke coaching staff.
During his tenure at Duke, Schrage most recently served as the program's director of basketball operations from 2002-08. In that capacity, Schrage organized video scouting and assisted the coaching staff in day-to-day operations. He also oversaw and assisted with a number of logistical duties, including practice coordination and team travel. Schrage was a member of Duke's 2001 national championship squad and two NCAA Final Four teams.
Schrage, 36, also served as the program's academic and recruiting coordinator from 1999-2002, his first three years at Duke. Schrage served as the director of Mike Krzyzewski's Basketball Camp and the K Academy Fantasy Camp, in addition to helping coordinate the annual fall Coaches' Clinic during the past five seasons.
Schrage was a four-year student manager at Indiana from 1994-98 under Bob Knight and coached and coordinated camps during the summers. In 1996, he worked with the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team as a member of its support staff.
Schrage owns the unique distinction of being the only current coach to have worked for two of the sport's winningest all-time coaches in Krzyzewski and Knight.
Schrage also served as the video coordinator for the USA Basketball Senior National Team staff at the 2006 World Championship games in Japan. He served in that same capacity at the 2008 Tournament of America in Las Vegas.
After graduating from Indiana with a B.S. in kinesiology in 1998, Schrage was an administrative assistant for the Mississippi men's basketball team in 1998-99. In his one year working under head coach Rod Barnes, Schrage was part of the first Mississippi team to win an NCAA Tournament game.
Schrage and his wife, Amanda, have a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Sophia.