The Kennel Club
Become A Member

photo credit: Rajah Bose

Who We Are

It all started in 1984, when a group of students wanted to increase the support of the basketball team. With some encouragement from former basketball coach, Dan Fitzgerald, these students became die-hard fans whose members of today’s Kennel Club hope to emulate. During the 1984-85 season, the group was deemed “The Kennel Club” and printed the first membership t-shirts, selling between 50-60.

Today, “The Kennel” is now one of the top student sections in the country, and is the largest student organization at Gonzaga University. With over 2500 yearly members, our student-run club is the backbone of Zag spirit. “The Kennel” is proud to be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and is looking forward to 30 more!

"They go to school, they do their homework, they shake hands, they say please and thank you, but once you throw that ball up, they will rip your heart out and watch you bleed"
-ESPN’s Jay Bilas


Multiple Tiers. One Kennel.

Student Memberships Include:
  • -Official Kennel Club shirt
  • -Kennel Card which will give members promotions at local businesses on game days
  • -Access to the first ever mobile Kennel Club ZagUp Phone App with news updates for members, game day deals, and Kennel Cares signups
  • -ZagUp drawstring bag and flag
Zag Nation Memberships Include:
  • -Official Zag Nation Kennel Club shirt
  • -Contributing to the Kennel Club scholarship program
  • -Newsletter for all things Kennel Club