Veteran strength coach drops interim tag for second season in Amherst
Former FedEx executive is now Director of Player Personnel / Assistant to the Head Coach
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Derek Kellogg sets his staff for the 2011-12 season.
MBB vs. SIENA Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Tom Doherty is in his fourth year as Assistant to the Head Coach and his first as Director of Operations after a promotion in the summer of 2014.
"Tom has done a spectacular job in his first three years helping me build a program that is ready to compete at the highest level of men's college basketball," Head coach Derek Kellogg said. "His professional experience and leadership qualities have proven invaluable. We have had great success reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 16 years. Our record over the past three years of 70 wins and 33 losses, two NIT appearances and one NCAA Tournament Berth, are a direct result of my staff's hard work, and Tom has played a key role in our success."
Over the past three seasons Doherty coordinated all of the basketball program's community outreach opportunities, the Big E, JDRF-the walk for Juvenile Diabetes and the Executive Committee of Coaches vs Cancer. He continues to work with all departments to drive excellence throughout the UMass organization, supporting academics, compliance and media relations.
Doherty spent 13 years as a Vice President with FedEx, heading up the transportation company's Eastern Region operations from 2003-2011. Previously to this position, he was the Vice President over its World Wide Hub in Memphis, TN, from 1999-2003.
He was a five-time Five-star award winner of FedEx's most prestigious leadership award and a three-time President Club recipient for outstanding sales support.
He attended Northeastern University and received a degree certificate in Transportation and Physical Distribution Management in 1992. He graduated from Dowling College in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Liberal Studies before adding an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2009. He was honored by Dowling in 2010 for being one of Dowling's most Distinguished Alumni in the college's 40 years of existence.
Doherty served on Dowling's Board of Directors from 2000-2011, serving three years as Vice Chairman from 2006-2009. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and received an Honorable Discharge for his service to his Country.
Doherty resides in Lynnfield, Mass. with his wife, Nancy, and has four children, Kelly, Erin, Mike, and Tara.
Updated Nov. 1, 2014
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