Hall of Fame ceremony kicks off K Club weekend Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Agafonov, Gault and 2007 Men's Elite Eight Team to be Honored
KU Basketball vs. Boston College (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
KU Basketball vs. Tennessee State (Photos by Jeff & Laura Jacobsen)
Joe Dooley is in his ninth season on the University of Kansas men's basketball staff. Since his arrival at KU, Dooley has been part of one NCAA national title, four NCAA Elite Eight appearances, five NCAA Sweet 16s, seven Big 12 regular-season conference titles and five Big 12 tournament championships.
In July 2010, Dooley was ranked first in the Top 25 High-Major Assistants by Foxsports.com. This was up from his No. 6 rating by the web site in 2008. Since his arrival at KU, nine Jayhawks have been drafted in the NBA, including a record-tying five in the 2008 draft.
In 2007, he was rated the fourth-best recruiter in the nation by Rivals.com for the class that included McDonald's All-American Cole Aldrich and Tyrel Reed. He also brought in KU NBA draftees Sasha Kaun and Mario Chalmers.
Dooley came to Lawrence from Laramie, Wyo., where he served one season as an assistant coach for the Cowboys, helping the team to a 21-11 record and a berth in the postseason NIT. While at Wyoming, Dooley had the opportunity to coach in Allen Fieldhouse, as the Jayhawks defeated the Cowboys, 98-70, on Jan. 15, 2003.
Prior to Wyoming, Dooley served on the coaching staff at New Mexico from 1999-2002. The primary recruiter for the Lobos and also was involved in scouting and scheduling. Dooley's other responsibilities included development of alumni relations, daily practice sessions, game preparation and individual instruction of players.
Before joining the University of New Mexico basketball program, Dooley was the head coach at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., for four seasons from 1995-96 through 1998-99. While at East Carolina, Dooley led the Pirates to a 57-52 record. In his first season, ECU posted a 17-11 record, making Dooley the winningest first-year head coach at East Carolina in more than 20 years. The following season, Dooley led the Pirates to a 17-10 mark. Among his biggest wins as a head coach was a 22-point victory at South Carolina on Dec. 19, 1998.
Before assuming the head coaching duties at ECU, Dooley served as an assistant coach there for four seasons from 1991-92 through the 1994-95 campaign. He helped guide the Pirates to the 1993 NCAA Tournament -- their first appearance in 21 seasons.
His first college coaching position was at South Carolina, where he coached three seasons (1988-89 through 1990-91).
Dooley is a 1988 graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he earned his bachelor's degree in speech communications. A four-year letterwinner in basketball at George Washington, he started his last two seasons and was elected a team captain as a senior.
A native of West Orange, N.J., Dooley was an outstanding prep player at St. Benedicts High School in New Jersey where he set a school record with 1,140 career points.
He and his wife, Tanya, have a son, Max.