Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Famer and former NBA player Doug Overton is in his second year as an assistant at Saint Joseph's, having made the return to the college game in 2006-07 and beginning his coaching career.
Overton spent the 2005-06 season as the director of player development for the Philadelphia 76ers. Overton's primary responsibilities with the 76ers included assisted the coaching and scouting staffs and working with the team's community outreach programs.
He enjoyed an 11-year career in the NBA, playing for seven different teams, concluding his career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2003-04. Originally a second-round draft pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 1991 NBA Draft, Overton began his career with Washington in 1992 and also played for Denver, Orlando, New Jersey, Boston, the Charlotte Hornets and the 76ers (1996-98, 1998-99). The point guard played in 499 games, averaging 4.5 points and 2.1 assists during his career.
Overton was a standout at La Salle University, earning All-Big 5 and All-MAAC first team honors for three consecutive years from 1988 to 1991.
The 6-3 guard helped the Explorers to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, while averaging a team-high 22.3 points per game during his senior season in 1991. He is the Explorers' all-time leader in career assists (671) and steals (277) and ranks 11th on the school's career scoring list with 1,795 points.
"In hiring assistant coaches, I look for the combination of charisma, work ethic and basketball knowledge. Doug Overton embodies all of these aspects," said Hawk coach Phil Martelli.
A native of Philadelphia and graduate of Dobbins Tech, he was inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1997. He is also a member of La Salle's Hall of Athletes.
Overton and his wife, Chanel, have an 11-year old son, Miles, and an eight-year old daughter, Maya.