14-year veteran of international basketball comes to the NBDL

Lowgators Name Doug Marty Assistant Coach

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 3, 2001 -- The National Basketball Development League and the North Charleston Lowgators have named Doug Marty the team’s assistant coach, it was announced today by Karl Hicks, Executive Director for the NBDL and Alex English, Head Coach of the Lowgators.

“This is a wonderful opportunity that will help me work toward my goal of coaching in the NBA,” said Marty. “Being a part of the NBA family and working in a truly professional atmosphere under Coach English can only have a positive impact on my career and the development of our players.”

Marty’s professional basketball career took him on a 14-year international tour, before returning to the U.S. for this coaching position with the NBDL and North Charleston.

Marty was a three-year starter at point guard for Stanford, and twice led the Cardinal in assists. After earning his undergraduate degree, Marty played professionally in Denmark (1984-85, 1986-87) where he led the National League in scoring at 31.2 ppg during his first season. During his postgraduate studies at the University of Warwick in England, he was captain of the basketball team (1985-86) and averaged 36.2 ppg. Marty also served as head coach of the Luxembourg Basketball Federation’s National Team (1993-96) and most recently was a player/coach for Oslo in the Norwegian National League.

“Doug brings the Lowgators competitive experience as a player and coach coupled with a true understanding of how to teach the game,” said Hicks.

Marty is also no stranger to winning championships, having directed the Luxembourg National Team to a championship last season and winning a national title in Norway as a player/coach in 1998.

“We’re extremely excited to have Doug join us here in the Lowcountry,” English said. “He has a solid background as both a player and as a coach at a number of different levels, which can only help players realize their full potential.”

After completing his undergraduate work at Stanford, Marty earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a Master’s Degree in Arts International Studies from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.