Craig Doty

Craig Doty (born August 27, 1985)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Houston Christian Huskies
Current conference: Southland Conference
Graceland (IA) record: 48-22 (.686)
Emporia State record: 97-76 (.561)
Houston Christian record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record^: 145-98 (.597)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Southland Regular Season Champion:  0
  • Heart of America (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (2018)
  • Southland Tournament Champion:  0
  • NAIA Division I National Championships:  1  (2018)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (2023)
  • NAIA Division I Tournament Appearances:  1  (2018)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Houston Christian
2018-2024 Emporia State
2016-2018 Graceland
2012-2016 Rock Valley College
2012 Sioux Falls (asst)
2011-2012 Riverland CC (asst)
2010-2011 Central Wyoming (asst)
2009-2010 Morningside (vol. asst)

Craig Doty Facts

  • Craig Doty
  • Born August 27, 1985
  • Hometown: Alcester, South Dakota
  • Alma Mater: Morningside College (BA, 2009)
  • The SD-native played at NAIA Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa, then got his coaching career started there as a volunteer assistant in 2009
  • That was followed by stints as an assistant at Central Wyoming College, Riverland CC (MN) and D-II Sioux Falls (SD)
  • Got his first head coaching opportunity in 2012, spending the next four years at the helm at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois
    • Went 113-28 overall and won the NCJAA Division III National Championship in both 2014 and 2016
  • Was hired in 2016 to be the head coach at NAIA Graceland (IA), where he went 48-22 in two seasons
    • After going 20-12 in year one, he led the Yellowjackets to 29 wins and a NAIA National Championship victory in 2018
  • Moved on to D-II Emporia State (KS) in 2018, spending the next six seasons as the head coach there
    • Went 97-76 there, winning 20+ games on two occasions and going to the D-II NCAA Tournament once (2023)
  • Hired in March 2024 to be the new head coach at D-I Houston Christian in the Southland

Craig Doty Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and NAIA levels only