Doug Day

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Doug Day
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High schoolBlacksburg (Blacksburg, Virginia)
CollegeRadford (1989–1993)
NBA draft1993 / Undrafted
PositionShooting guard
Career history
As coach:
1993–1997Northside HS (assistant)
1997–2002Blacksburg HS (assistant)
2002–presentBlacksburg HS
Career highlights and awards

Doug Day, Jr. is an American former basketball player and current high school coach.

Playing career[edit]

At 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), Day played the shooting guard position for Radford University between 1989–90 and 1992–93. He was a prolific three-point field goal shooter; at the time of his graduation, his 401 made three-pointers were the most in NCAA Division I history.[1] Day led the nation in threes made per game as a junior when he connected for 4.03 per contest.[2] That season, he led the Highlanders to their first Big South Conference men's basketball regular season championship; it was also the second of back-to-back 20-win seasons.[2]

In each of Day's four seasons he was named to an All-Big South team.[1] He graduated in 1993 as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,027 points, which through 2017–18 is still the record.[1] Day also set the Radford record for points in a game with 43, which he achieved on December 12, 1990 against Central Connecticut State.[1] He holds many of the three-point records at Radford as well, including makes in a game (11, twice), season (117) and career (401); and attempts in a game (19), season (314), and career (1,068).[3]

Day was inducted into the Radford University Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame in 2005.[2][4]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduating from Radford in 1993 with a degree in education, Day began his coaching career as an assistant boys' basketball coach at Northside High School in Roanoke, Virginia.[5] He spent several seasons at Northside until becoming an assistant at his alma mater, Blacksburg High School, in Blacksburg, Virginia.[5] After five seasons, head coach Bob Trear stepped down and in August 2010 Day became the new boys' head coach, a position he still holds today.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Teitel, Jon (September 14, 2010). "Jon Teitel's Forgotten Legends Series: Radford Great Doug Day". CollegeHoops.net. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Radford Athletics Hall of Fame: Class of 2005". Radford University. 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Individual Records". Radford University. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Big South Conference Inducts Five New Members Into Hall of Fame". Big South Conference. June 8, 2005. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Teitlebaum, Bob (January 21, 2003). "Great player now coaches his old school". The Sports Journal of the Valleys. HawkeyeReport.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.