Neil Dougherty

Neil Dougherty (1961-2011)

Teams coached: TCU Horned Frogs
TCU record: 75-108 (.410)
Overall record: 75-108 (.410)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2005)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2002-2008 TCU
1995-2002 Kansas (asst)
1993-1995 South Carolina (asst)
1989-1993 Vanderbilt (asst)
1988-1989 Drake (asst)
1984-1988 Cameron (asst)

Neil Dougherty Facts

  • Cornelius Aaron Dougherty
  • Born April 14, 1961
  • Died July 5, 2011
  • Hometown: Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Alma Mater: Cameron University (BA, 1984)
  • Started his career at Army West Point, where he played for head coaches Mike Krzyzewski and Pete Gaudet
    • Finished his degree and playing career at Division II Cameron in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Began coaching at his alma mater, spending four seasons as an assistant for the Aggies
  • Moved up to the D-I ranks in 1988, working under Tom Abatemarco for one season at Drake, Eddie Fogler for six seasons at Vanderbilt and South Carolina and then Roy Williams for seven seasons at Kansas
  • Hired in 2002 to be the head coach at TCU, leading the Horned Frogs for six seasons
    • Went 75-108 overall and reached the postseason just once (2005 NIT)
  • After getting fired in 2008, Dougherty began working outside of college coaching
  • While working in Indianapolis, Dougherty went for a jog from which he never returned; his body was identified several days later
    • Died at just 50 years of age; survived by his wife, Patti, and their three children, Megan, Neil and Ryan

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