Tulane Staff Update

New Tulane head coach Mike Dunleavy has announced the first three members of his staff.  HoopDirt.com reported earlier this week that Doug Stewart had been named as the associate head coach (Daily Dirt – 4/26) – he will be joined by assistant coach Anthony Wilkins and DBO Raman Sposato.

Doug Stewart


Doug Stewart has been named associate head coach after spending last season as an assistant coach with the Nevada Wolf Pack.

“I was looking for someone who had collegiate experience at either the associate head coach or head coaching level,” head coach Mike Dunleavy said. “Doug came very highly recommended to me by the Villanova staff, Jay Wright and my son Baker, as well as the other places he has been. He has a lot of coaching experience and brought a lot to the table in terms of recruiting, having covered a lot of different part of the country.”

While at Nevada, Stewart was a key part of the Wolf Pack’s turnaround, helping them to a 24-14 record in 2015-16. The successful year saw 15 more wins than the previous season and was capped off by a College Basketball Invitational (CBI) championship. While at Nevada, Stewart all led the recruiting efforts and signed the 35th-best class in the nation in 2015, according to rivals.com. The Wolf Pack became the first team in Mountain West and school history to win a national postseason tournament capturing the College Basketball Invitational in an exciting three-game series.

Prior to arriving at Nevada, Stewart served as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers NBA Developmental League team, the Delaware 86ers, after spending six seasons in the Pac-12 as the associate head coach at Oregon State. Stewart also spearheaded the Beavers’ recruiting efforts and helped them to a CBI championship in 2009.

Prior to working in professional basketball, Stewart was the associate head coach at Oregon State University from 2008-14 and served as interim head coach in 2014. While at OSU he served as the recruiting coordinator and helped the Beavers win the 2009 CBI championship.

In 2009 while at OSU he orchestrated the recruitment of the 10th ranked class as determined by Rivals.com and Hoopscooponline.com ranked it 22nd.

During six seasons at Oregon State, Stewart recruited two future NBA players (Jared Cunningham and Eric Moreland), two-time Pac-12 scoring leader Roberto Nelson and Gary Payton II, a likely 2016 draft pick.

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

He spent two seasons as the head coach at Casper College where he was in charge of all aspects of the Division I junior college. The team was in contention for the central sub region title each season he coached the squad.

In 2003 he worked as an assistant coach at Columbia University for current Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Armond Hill. He also coached at Washington and Lee University in 2002.

From 1994-99 Stewart was a player coach with the Washington Generals. The Generals are the longtime opponent of the Harlem Globetrotters.

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.

Anthony Williams


Anthony Wilkins will embark on his fourth year with the Green Wave after serving as an assistant coach for the past two years and the director of basketball operations prior to that. Wilkins has handled numerous game prep scouting reports as well as recruiting duties during his time at Tulane. He adds six years of professional playing experience to his recent coaching work.

“Anthony has been here and been doing a great job,” said head coach Mike Dunleavy. “The work he has done already with this program and these student-athletes has made him a great asset for us.”

Wilkins came to Tulane after serving one season as a member of the staff at his alma mater Kent State. He spent the past season helping guide the Golden Flashes to a 21-14 overall record and an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Wilkins joined the coaching ranks after spending six years playing professional basketball after completed his eligibility at Kent State in 2003. Wilkins, a member of the Golden Flashes 2002 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight team, spent time overseas in Sweden, Ukraine, Mexico and South Korea. He also played two seasons in the NBA Development League and was a NBA Vet Camp invitee of the Atlanta Hawks in 2005.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native’s player development background includes training draft eligible players, along with a number of professional players currently playing in the NBA or abroad. In addition, Wilkins was the co-founder and associate head coach of Stackhouse Elite AAU travel team. Wilkins also served as a counselor and coach at the NBA Top 100 camp.

Raman Sposato


Head men’s basketball coach Mike Dunleavy has announced the first additions to his Tulane staff. Raman Sposato has been named director of basketball operations. Sposato will be joined on staff by associate head coach Doug Stewart and assistant coach Anthony Wilkins.

“Raman has been with me a long time beginning when I was with the Clippers. He has a great basketball mind and is very savvy regarding the technical side of statistical analysis and things of that nature.

Sposato spent the last year as a regional scout for the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets after serving as an assistant coach for the 2015 NBA Developmental League Champion Santa Cruz Warriors. Prior to joining the Warriors, Sposato spent eight seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers in a variety of roles. He most recently served as player development assistant/game prep coordinator, where he analyzed opponents to help prepare players and coaches for upcoming games. He began working in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2003-04 season, where he served as video coordinator under former head coach Maurice Cheeks.

Sposato began working for the Trail Blazers in the fall of 2003 and has spent time with five different NBA organization since earning his bachelors degree in journalism and communication from Oregon in 2002.

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