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Doug Greseth

Doug Greseth

Former High School and College Boys Basketball Coach

Coach Greseth has 34 years of experience coaching high school basketball in Florida and 36 seasons overall. He is the son of a retired Air Force officer and lived many places during his childhood and high school years. He was a 4 year starter and letter winner at Rochester (MN) Community College and Augsburg (MN) University where he received his B.A. degree in 1979.

From 1983 – 1996 he was the head coach at Okeechobee High School where he amassed a 163 -122 record, including the 1990 -1991 season when his team finished 27 – 3, the most wins in a season in school history.

From 1996-1998 he was an assistant coach at the University of Tampa and during that span the team had record of 39 -18. In 1997 they were the Sunshine State Conference Champions and finished 3rd in the South Region. He also directed the boys and girls summer camps while at Tampa.

In 1999 Greseth was named the head coach at Jefferson (Tampa) High School. In 4 seasons he had a record of 70 – 39 including 3 state playoff appearances. During that time he also coached Tarence Kinsey, the class 4A Player of the Year who went on to star at the University of South Carolina and played 3 seasons in the NBA, two with Memphis and one with Cleveland.

In 2003 Greseth was named the head coach at Wesley Chapel High School. In 17 seasons his record was 300 -164, including back to back 24- 5 records in 2011-2012 and 2012 – 2013 and 9 state playoff appearances. During that span he coached Erik Thomas, the all time leading scorer and rebounder who was the Florida Class 4A Player of the Year in 2013. As a senior at the University of New Orleans, he was named Southland Conference Player of the Year and is currently playing professionally in Mexico.

Greseth reached the 500 career win plateau in the 2018- 2019 season. He has coached over 40 football or basketball who have gone on to play in college, including 3 in the NFL and one in the NBA. He was the Lake Conference Coach of the Year in 1991, 1993 and 1995, and the Sunshine Conference Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and in 2000 received the Henry Bethel “Excellence in Coaching” award presented by the Tampa Tribune. His overall record was 533 – 325.

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