Joe Dooley

Joe Dooley (born January 29, 1966)

Current position: Director of student-athlete development
Current team: Kansas Jayhawks (Head coach: Bill Self)
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Teams coached: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, East Carolina Pirates
Florida Gulf Coast record: 114-58 (.663)
East Carolina record: 101-119 (.459)
Overall record: 215-177 (.548)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Kansas (DPD)
2018-2022 East Carolina
2013-2018 Florida Gulf Coast
2003-2013 Kansas (asst)
2002-2003 Wyoming (asst)
1999-2002 New Mexico (asst)
1995-1999 East Carolina
1991-1995 East Carolina (asst)
1988-1991 South Carolina (asst)

Joe Dooley Facts

  • Joseph Gerard Dooley III
  • Born January 29, 1966
  • Hometown: West Orange, New Jersey
  • Alma Mater: George Washington University (BA, 1988)
  • Was elected team captain as a senior at George Washington, played for head coach John Kuester
  • Was an assistant at South Carolina (1988-91) under George Felton, then at East Carolina (1991-95) under Eddie Payne
  • Spent four seasons as the head coach at East Carolina in the 1990s, going 57-52 overall and 30-36 in CAA play
  • Also spent time assisting Fran Fraschilla (New Mexico), Steve McClain (Wyoming) and Bill Self (Kansas) before being hired as FGCU head coach
    • Led the Eagles to the postseason in each of his five seasons as head coach, including two NCAA Tournament berths
  • Left FGCU in April 2018 to return to East Carolina, now a member of the AAC, for a second stint as head coach
    • Went 44-67 in his second stint – and 101-119 overall at ECU – and was fired a second time in March 2022
  • Dooley returned to Kansas, becoming Bill Self‘s director of student-athlete development in August 2022
  • Along with his wife, Tanya, has one son

Joe Dooley Coaching Tree