Doug Stewart Promoted to Associate Head Coach
March 22, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Doug Stewart, who has served as an assistant coach with the Oregon State men’s basketball team for the past two seasons, has been promoted to the role of associate head coach, Craig Robinson announced on Monday.
“Doug (Stewart) has proven to be an invaluable contributor to the program,” Robinson said. “This promotion is to reward the hard work, dedication and effort Doug has put into the program as we continue to move in a positive direction.”
In his first two seasons at Oregon State, Stewart has helped lead a remarkable turnaround that has seen the Beavers win 32 games over the past two seasons, the most for the Beavers since OSU won 36 contests during the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons.
'It is truly an honor to be promoted to the position of associate head coach at a school with such a tremendous basketball history as Oregon State,” Stewart said. “We are extremely excited about what we have been able to accomplish these past two seasons and are thrilled with the prospects for the future.'
During his second season, Stewart helped lead Oregon State to a tie for fifth-place in the Pac-10 Conference, the highest finish for the Beavers since the 2004-05 season, as the OSU defense ranked among the nation’s leaders in points allowed (No. 28, 61.1), three-point percentage defense (No. 33, 30.8) and steals per game (No. 37, 8.1).
In his first year at Oregon State, Stewart helped guide one of the most-improved teams in the nation as the Beavers captured the College Basketball Invitational championship for the first postseason men's basketball title in school history. In all, Oregon State won 12 more games than the previous season as the turnaround ranked No. 3 in the nation.
Under Stewart's guidance, Oregon State has brought in a pair highly decorated recruiting classes as the Beavers have signed seven student-athletes since his arrival. The signing class of five following his first season, which consists of several top 100 players, was ranked among the nation's best by many recruiting services.
Prior to joining Oregon State, Stewart spent two years as an assistant coach at Brown. While at Brown, Stewart helped lead a turnaround of the program as the Bears recorded a school-record 19 victories in 2007-08 and earned their fourth-ever post-season tournament berth, competing in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. Brown posted an 11-3 Ivy League mark, second best in school history, and finished second place in the conference standings.
In his first season at Brown, Stewart helped lead Brown to an improved 11-18 mark, including a win over Providence. In addition, the Bears held Michigan State to 45 points, its lowest point total of the season.
During his time in the position, Stewart served as the recruiting coordinator and supervised strength, conditioning and academic performance and assisted with all other aspects of coaching and player development.
Prior to Brown, Stewart was the head coach at Casper College, a Division I Junior College in Casper, Wyo., for two years (2004-06) after serving as the top assistant coach at Casper during the 2003-2004 season. As an assistant coach, Casper captured the central sub-regional title. As head coach, his team either came within one game of winning the regional title each season.
At Casper, he was responsible for all aspects of the program including national and international recruiting, practices, scouting reports, game plans and working with the community and booster clubs.
A native of Haddonfield, N.J., Stewart was an assistant coach at Columbia for the 2002-2003 season where he developed post players, administered the strength and conditioning program, coordinated school, home and campus visits, recruited on a national basis and developed practice plans. He was part of the staff at Columbia that led the nation in scoring defense.
He also worked as the top assistant coach at Washington and Lee University in 2002 and was a player/coach and organizational representative for the Washington Generals from 1994-1999.
Stewart was a four-year letter-winner and team captain at Brown, graduating in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in economics. He was the recipient of the 1994 Thomas Hoagland Award, presented annually to the member of the varsity team who exemplifies true unselfishness through commitment and hard work both on the court and in the community.
He and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Corvallis with their newborn boy, Sullivan.