Vancouver, B.C. - Congratulations to Pitt Meadows / Vancouver native, Doug Plumb who was just announced as the Head Coach of the St. John’s Edge in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC).
Doug has worked tirelessly to work on his coaching craft upon finishing his playing career, at UBC where he was a First Team Canada West All-Star and Second Team CIS All-Canadian where he led the Thunderbirds to a Canada West Championship and CIS Final Eight finals appearance. Doug then began his professional career in the top league in Hungary with Zalakerámia ZTE KK of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A before playing a second season with Gaz Metan Medias of Romania in 2014-15.
Upon completing his playing career, Doug shifted his attention to the bench as he began pursuing bigger opportunities in coaching, beyond the work with Vancouver youth he had done for years. His first opportunity came with the London Lightning of the NBLC, where he was the lead assistant coach and helped lead the team to the NBLC Championship. Upon completing his first year coaching professionally, Doug entered a summer of work that most coaches could only dream of. Doug would spend the 2017 summer coaching with Academy Basketball, a program he co-founded and lead the player development of NBA Stars across the USA. During that summer he worked with the likes of Carmelo Anthony, CJ McCollum, Donovan Mitchell, Jeff Green, and JR Smith to name a few.
This past year Doug served again as lead assistant coach, but with the NBLC expansion franchise St. John’s Edge, which made a strong run through the playoffs but fell short of a championship.
The St. John’s Edge Interim GM, and ex Canadian National Team Star, Carl English said "After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to welcome Doug as the new head coach of the Edge. He sees the game in a modern way and his work ethic is second to none. During the interview process, Doug won us over with his preparation, his passion, knowledge and dedication to the game.”
When asked about the new opportunity and challenges ahead, Doug said “We look forward to building a Championship culture and product this offseason and taking care of unfinished business”
The Vancouver Basketball Team wishes Doug the best of luck in St. John’s as he looks to lead his team a Championship in the NBLC. The NBLC season runs from November - May - for more information about the St. John’s Edge you can visit their website.