ROANOKE, Va. -

Jacob Gruse has only been the Head Coach at Cave Spring for a couple of months. But he's already making his mark on one of the Valley's premier Hoops Programs.

“We want total buy in for the community, parents, players and we want to continue this success that’s been here,” said Gruse.

 The Future Knights Basketball Camp is happening this week for kids ages 8-13 and has been a good turnout this year for a new look program with some new faces.

Virginia Tech Running Back Trey Edmunds was the guest speaker Wednesday. Gruse coached Edmunds during his time as an assistant at Dan River High School.

As for the future Cave Spring stars, this is an opportunity for them to see the program and an opportunity for the program's new coach to get his face out there to show what his goals are for the school.

“This is our future,” Gruse added. “We're only going to be as good as these kids are coming to us and we want to go ahead and put our stamp on things and show them who we are and what we are as a coaching staff and how we're going to do things.”

Getting kids out now he says will help as the program progresses into the upcoming 2014-15 season.

“Building relationships not only with the kids but the parents and community is vital for what we're going to do.”