Stewart named Men’s Basketball Chief of Staff at BYU

Doug Stewart has been named the chief of staff for BYU men’s basketball, head coach Kevin Young announced.

“I’m thrilled that Doug is coming on board as our chief of staff,” Young said. “He brings a wealth of experience both from the administrative and coaching side. Leveraging his knowledge will help us bridge the gap in the new landscape of college athletics. Doug and his beautiful family are a great addition to the BYU community.”

Stewart spent the previous two years as an assistant athletic director for development at Nevada, where he was named one of 50 Risings Stars: Associate Athletic Directors by Silver Waves Media. He was an associate head coach at Tulane from 2016-19 under Mike Dunleavy Sr., where he coached future NBA players Melvin Frazier and Cam Reynolds. The duo were named the American Athletic Conference Most Improved Players in consecutive years, with Reynolds wining the award in 2017, followed by Frazier in 2018. 

Prior to his arrival in New Orleans, Stewart spent a year as an assistant at Nevada under head coach Eric Musselman. While at Nevada, Stewart led recruiting efforts and signed the 35th-best class in the nation in 2015, according to The class proved to be one of the best in Mountain West Conference history, comprising a trio of future all-league players: Cam Oliver (NBA/First Team), Marcus Marshal (First Team) and Jordan Caroline (Second Team). The Wolf Pack became the first team in MWC and school history to win a national postseason tournament after defeating Morehead State twice for the College Basketball Invitational title. Stewart also signed future NBA player Kenny Wooten.

He spent a season as an assistant coach for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA G League, working alongside Young after spending the previous six seasons as an associate head coach at Oregon State. He spearheaded the Beavers’ recruiting efforts and helped them to the CBI crown in 2009. He was an integral part in recruiting three future NBA players: Gary Payton II, Jared Cunningham and Eric Moreland.

Stewart was the top assistant at Brown University from 2006-08, where he was the recruiting coordinator in addition to his scouting and on-court responsibilities. He helped the Bears to a school-record 19 wins during the 2007-08 season.

A four-year letterwinner and team captain at Brown, Stewart graduated 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.

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