August 14, 2008
Pat Douglass would rather have been on the first tee than the 16th floor Thursday morning, where the veteran UC Irvine men’s basketball coach was doing his best to sell his program to a bunch of button-downed real estate agents, most of whom would have likely pegged ’Eater Nation as some sort of club for the nutritionally challenged. But there Douglass, entering his 12th season after becoming UCI’s all-time coaching victories leader last season, was, at a Newport Beach Grubb & Ellis conference room, as part of a “Coaches Tour” outreach effort initiated by a quickly growing UCI athletic marketing department.
December 19, 2003
Barry Faulkner UC Irvine men's basketball coach Pat Douglass needed double overtime to reach triple digits in victories at the school. And, after 50 minutes of action and hundreds of plays that affected the outcome, Douglass' seventh-season milestone -- an 85-83 double-overtime triumph over nonconference visitor Pepperdine -- came down to a wave of last-possession panic, followed by a rewarding sigh of relief. "The key was, they missed the dunk at the end," Douglass said of 6-foot-9 Pepperdine junior Robert Turner's acrobatic, one-handed putback attempt that rattled off the rim as the buzzer sounded, before 2,089 at the Bren Events Center.
February 28, 2003
Steve Virgen On a night when UC Irvine set two noteworthy achievements, it also won its seventh-straight game after a scrappy battle with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. UCI freshman point guard Jeff Gloger became the school's single-season record holder in steals (70) and the Anteaters' victory marked the first time UCI has won at University of the Pacific, Utah State and Cal Poly in the same season in Pat Douglass' six years as head coach. The Anteaters (18-7, 12-4 in the Big West Conference)
March 19, 2003
There is more than one reason why Pat Douglass would be a good fit with UCLA, which fired its men's basketball coach, Steve Lavin, Monday. I'm not saying the right fit, but a good fit, nonetheless. Everyone knows Douglass has a great rapport with UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, who hired Douglass at UC Irvine. But there's more to Douglass than his relationship with Guerrero. Yet that seems to be the only reason Douglass' name has come up in the rumors to become the next head coach at UCLA.
January 19, 2004
BARRY FAULKNER At roughly the midway point of its season, the UC Irvine men's basketball team is, by virtue of standing atop seven others in the 10-team Big West Conference, ahead of schedule. But, following Saturday's 74-67 home conference win over Cal State Fullerton, seventh-year coach Pat Douglass isn't ready to elevate expectations he said may have been unrealistically high before play began. Citing a starting backcourt of sophomores and a 10-player rotation that includes three sophomores, two freshmen and one junior, Douglass believes the preseason polls that picked UCI to finish third in the Big West were skewed by the program's success the previous three years (two regular-season conference titles and a runner-up finish)
March 5, 2004
Barry Faulkner Forty minutes of teeth-grinding basketball left the UC Irvine men's basketball team no closer to clarity concerning its Big West tournament future than when it arrived Thursday night at UC Santa Barbara. The Anteaters (11-16, 6-11 in conference), like they had in eight of their first nine road losses this season, led in the second half (they were tied after intermission in the other). They were up, in fact, 55-53, with a guaranteed berth in the eight-team tournament in hand, until UCSB senior Branduinn Fullove drained a three-pointer near the top of the key with 11.6 seconds left to thrill the Thunderdom crowd of 2,191.
May 4, 2003
Moments after UC Irvine lost in a semifinal of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship Tournament, Coach John Speraw made sure to remind his men's volleyball team of what it had accomplished. The season of 2003 was a campaign of firsts for the Anteaters, yet Speraw wanted to make sure it wouldn't be the last time UCI achieved success. That message came through in his postgame speech to his players. "After the [semifinal] match," Speraw said.
May 10, 2007
Trey Harris, a combo guard from McCook Community College in Nebraska, has signed a national letter of intent with the UC Irvine men's basketball program, announced by Anteaters Coach Pat Douglass. The 6-foot Harris averaged 12 points, four assists and shot 43% from three-point range en route to All-Region IX honors this past season for Coach Ty Orton. Harris had high-scoring games of 28 points versus Southeast Nebraska, 26 against Western Wyoming and 21 in a victory over Northeast Nebraska.
January 2, 2003
Len Stevens has resigned for personal reasons as an assistant men's basketball coach at UC Irvine. He was in his sixth season as a member of the Anteaters' staff. Stevens came to UCI in the summer of 1997 after coaching at Washington State, St. Martin's College, the University of Nevada and with the Neuchatel Basketball Club in Switzerland. "Len has played a vital role in the development and success of our program," UCI head coach Pat Douglass said.