ATHENS, Ga. — Bryce Douglas has been named Special Assistant to the Head Coach and Director of Scouting for Georgia Basketball, Head Coach Mike White announced Thursday.
Douglas joins the Bulldogs after spending the previous five seasons with White in Florida. His resume also includes experience working with Duke’s 2015 NCAA championship team, two seasons with the Phoenix Suns and attending American basketball training camps leading up to the 2016 Olympics.
“Bryce has an enormous capacity for work and a passion for analysis,” White said. “He’s become very integrated with our scouting efforts and more. His roles are diverse and numbered.”
“I am extremely excited to join Georgia Basketball,” Douglas said. “I’ve heard great things about Athens, UGA and Bulldog Nation. I believe in Coach White’s vision and look forward to being part of the process as we build that success.”
Douglas served as the Gators’ director of scouting for three seasons before being promoted to special assistant coach for his final two campaigns in Gainesville. During his tenure, Florida qualified for the playoffs every possible season, with bids for the 2018, 2019, and 2021 NCAA Tournaments and the 2022 NIT. Additionally, the Gators were a consensus pick of the brackets for a 2020 NCAA bid before “March Madness” was canceled.
Douglas’ duties in Florida included coordinating self-scouting and supervising the program’s video staff, as well as assisting in the development of the Gators’ offensive playbook.
From 2015-2017, Douglas served as a scout/analyst for the Suns, making significant contributions to team scouting and analysis. He created and implemented new opponent scouting templates for team and coach meetings, as well as self-scouting materials integrated into the team’s daily workflow. Douglas also participated in on-field player development training throughout the season.
While working with the Suns, Douglas participated in USA Basketball mini camps for the senior national team as they prepared for the 2016 Rio Olympics. His duties included assisting with on-court drills and practices as well as additional video and operational tasks.
Douglas spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant video coordinator at Duke, focusing primarily on opponent and self-recognition breakdowns. That season, the Blue Devils won the 2015 NCAA championship and finished with a 35-4 record.
Douglas was an assistant coach at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., for two seasons from 2011 to 2013. The Blues compiled a 37-16 record during that span, producing the best consecutive records in club history. school at that time and finishing second in the Northwest Conference every season. Individually, David Michaels and Ben Eisenhardt earned All-America honors en route to winning NWC MVP honors in 2012 and 2013, respectively. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Douglas ran Whitman’s youth basketball camps and founded a fundraising golf tournament.
From 2009 to 2011, Douglas was a video coordinator and graduate assistant at the University of San Diego. Douglas played basketball at the University of Puget Sound from 2005 to 2009, helping the Loggers compile an 86-23 record during that span. Puget Sound won Northwest Conference titles during Douglas’ freshman and senior seasons, qualifying for the NCAA D-III “Elite Eight” in 2006 and the “Sweet 16” in 2009.
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Douglas double majored in psychology and business in Puget Sound, graduating in 2009. He earned a master’s degree in leadership studies in San Diego in 2011.
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