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Doug Stewart enters his fifth year with the Oregon State men's basketball program as associate head coach.
In his first four seasons at Oregon State, Stewart has helped lead a remarkable turnaround that has seen the Beavers win 64 games, including a 21-15 mark in 2011-12 for the Beavers first 20-win season in more than two decades and just their second winning season since 1989-90 when All-American Gary Payton was a senior.
Stewart's fourth year in Corvallis saw immediate results with a full roster of players that were recruited by the current coaching staff as the Beavers led the Pac-12 in scoring for the first time ever with a school record 78.9 points per game and led the conference in steals for the third consecutive year. Oregon State also pulled off the biggest upset in Pac-12 Tournament history with a win over No. 1-seed Washington and advanced to postseason play for the third time in four years where the Beavers won two games in the CBI.
In the third year as the associate head coach, Stewart helped lead the Beavers to their first win over a Top 25 team since 2006 and its first win in the Pac-10 Tournament since that same year. Oregon State also had its second-ever player make the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team and finished fifth in the nation in steals at 9.45 per game, the most for a Beavers' team since 1990.
During his second season, Stewart helped lead Oregon State to a tie for fifth-place in the Pacific-10 Conference, the highest finish for the Beavers since 2004-05. The defense ranked among the nation's leaders in points allowed (61.1, No. 28), three-point percentage defense (30.8 percent, No. 33) and steals per game (8.1, No. 37).
In his first year at Oregon State, Stewart helped lead one of the most-improved teams in the nation as the Beavers captured the College Basketball Invitational championship for the first postseason men's basketball title in school history. Oregon State won 12 more games than the previous season and the turnaround ranked No. 3 in the nation and was the fifth biggest turnaround in Pac-10 history.
Under Stewart's guidance, Oregon State has brought in four highly-decorated recruiting classes that have included nine top-150 players. The 2009 class was ranked 10th in the nation by hoopscooponline.com and 21st in the nation by Rivals.com, while the 2010 class was ranked 28th in the nation by hoopscooponline.com.
Prior to joining Oregon State, Stewart spent two years as an assistant coach at Brown. While at Brown, he helped lead a turnaround that saw the Bears record a school-record 19 victories in 2007-08 and earn their fourth-ever post-season tournament berth, competing in the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. Brown posted an 11-3 Ivy League mark, second best in school history, and finished second place in the conference standings.
In his first season at Brown, Stewart helped lead Brown to an improved 11-18 mark, including a win over Providence. In addition, the Bears held Michigan State to 45 points, its lowest point total of the season.
During his time in the position, Stewart served as the recruiting coordinator and supervised strength, conditioning and academic performance and assisted with all other aspects of coaching and player development.
Prior to Brown, Stewart was the head coach at Casper College, a Division I Junior College in Casper, Wyo., for two years after serving as the top assistant coach at Casper during the 2003-2004 season. As an assistant coach, Casper captured the central sub-regional title. As head coach, his team came within one game of winning the regional title each season.
At Casper, he was responsible for all aspects of the program, including national and international recruiting, practices, scouting reports, working with the community and booster clubs and handling all budgetary responsibilities.
Stewart was an assistant coach at Columbia University for the 2002-2003 season where he developed post players, administered the strength and conditioning program, coordinated school, home and campus visits, recruited on a national basis and developed practice plans.
He also worked as the top assistant coach at Washington and Lee University in 2002 and was a player/coach and organizational representative for the Washington Generals from 1994-1999.
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.
A native of Haddonfield, N.J., he was inducted into the Haddonfield Memorial High School Hall of Fame in 2009.
Stewart and his wife, Lindsay, have two sons, Sullivan and Griffin.