Bryce Douglas: Asst. Men's Basketball Coach
Bryce Douglas joins the Whitman Men’s Basketball staff for the 2011-12 season following two years at NCAA Division I University of San Diego.
Douglas was the video coordinator and graduate assistant for the Toreros and helped the team to upset victories over Stanford and Oklahoma (ranked No. 25 at the time) in 2009 and St. Mary’s (ranked No. 23 at the time) in 2010.
In addition to his role at USD, Douglas has worked numerous basketball camps during the summers at universities and colleges across the country since 2005, including those at Duke, Clemson and the University of Washington.
While at USD, Douglas earned his master’s degree in Leadership Studies in 2011. The curriculum was centered toward higher education and organizational leadership -- all of which apply directly to a college basketball environment. Prior to San Diego, Douglas attended the University of Puget Sound, graduating in 2009 with degrees in Psychology and Business (cum laude).
At UPS, Douglas played on the basketball team for Coach Bridgeland in 2005, when the Loggers went 23-5 and reached the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division III national tournament. Three years later, when Douglas was a senior at Puget Sound, the Loggers went 25-4 and reached the Sweet 16. That season also saw the team go undefeated in NWC play -- the first team to do so in the history of the conference.
Over the course of his four years at UPS, Douglas and his teammates won about 80 percent of their games and captured two NWC titles. For their efforts on the floor and around campus, Douglas and his senior teammates received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Leadership and the University of Puget Sound Leadership Award for Athletics in 2009.
"I couldn’t be more excited to be here at Whitman," Douglas says. "When Coach Bridge offered me the opportunity to join the staff, it was one I couldn’t pass up.
"Whitman Basketball is a program where things are run the right way, has a roster full of talented student-athletes, and is intensely focused on goals of conference and national championships at a place where the education is second to none. It really doesn’t get much better than that. When you’re a part of a program like this, it just feels right."
Douglas is no stranger to Whitman. Both his parents, Dave Douglas (’79) and Ginny Bacon Douglas (’82), are graduates of the college.