|| Doug Oliver
Doug Oliver enters his second year as an assistant coach at Stanford. This is his second stint with the Cardinal, having served in the same capacity from 1986-1998.
Oliver brings a wealth of experience with 34 years of coaching, including 27 in Division 1. The program's lead assistant, he made his return to The Farm last season and is responsible for the development of the Cardinal post players and team offensive strategy. Oliver's additional duties include scheduling and summer camps.
Prior to his second stint at Stanford, Oliver served as the head coach at Idaho State for eight years from 1998-2006. While at Idaho State, Oliver racked up the fifth most wins in program history and was the program's third-longest tenured coach. He led the Bengals to conference tournament semifinals and annually developed players who achieved all-conference honors and all-academic recognition. During the 2000-01 campaign, Idaho State won 10 conference games- the most for the school in Big Sky play in nearly 20 years.
Oliver previously spent 12 seasons as the top assistant at Stanford from 1986-1998. During that stretch, he worked with former head coach Mike Montgomery in turning the Cardinal into a perennial national contender. He was on staff with current head coach Trent Johnson in 1997-98 when the Cardinal advanced to the Final Four and finished with a 30-5 record.
While at Stanford, Oliver contributed to a total of 235 wins, including 124 victories in Pac-10 competition. During this time, Stanford qualified for the postseason 10 times, reaching the NCAA Tournament six times and qualifying for the NIT four years highlighted by the 1991 championship. Oliver coached Cardinal standouts such as Todd Lichti, Adam Keefe, Brevin Knight, Arthur Lee and Mark Madsen.
Before arriving at Stanford, Oliver had successful runs as an assistant coach at Utah and Boise State. While at Utah, he was part of the 1985-86 Ute team that finished 20-10 and claimed the WAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth.
At Boise State, Oliver replaced Mike Montgomery, who left to coach at Montana. Oliver served under Bus Connor and also coached Trent Johnson during his junior and senior years.
A San Jose native, Oliver began his coaching career at West Valley College and has been highly successful at the high school level with stops at Tulelake High School in California, Whitefish High School in Montana, Saratoga High School in Saratoga and Lynbrook High School in San Jose.
In addition, Oliver was named to the CollegeInsider.com Runway to the Fashion Four list of best-dressed coaches five times while at Idaho State.
Oliver received his B.S. in Physical Education from San Jose State in 1973.
Oliver and his wife, Debby, have four children and five grandchildren.