UC Irvine assistant takes WBB job

Doug Oliver has been named a women’s basketball assistant coach at UC Irvine. Oliver spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the UC Irvine men’s program. He has over 35 years of coaching experience, had two stints as the top assistant at Stanford, the first from 1986-98 as a member of Mike Montgomery’s staff when the Cardinal became an annual national contender, including 1997-98 when Stanford advanced to the Final Four and finished with a 30-5 record.

Oliver then served as head coach at Idaho State from 1998-2006 before returning to Stanford as Trent Johnson’s lead assistant from 2006-08. The Cardinal reached the Sweet 16 in 2007-08 and ended the season with a 28-8 overall record. While on the staff at Stanford, Oliver contributed to a total of 281 victories, including 147 wins in Pac-10 games. During that span, the Cardinal qualified for the postseason 12 times, reaching the NCAA Tournament eight times and qualifying for the NIT on four occasions, highlighted by the 1991 championship.

Oliver also previously was an assistant at Utah, Boise State, and West Valley College.

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