2014 NCAA Div. III tournament qualifier
2014 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year
The 2014 Iowa Conference coach of the year, Craig Douma is in his third year as men's basketball coach at Central College.
Douma's Dutch were picked for last place in the league for the 2013-14 campaign, but he piloted the squad to a surprising championship, the program's 17th. Central also captured the league tournament title and made its 10th NCAA Division III tournament appearance, advancing to the second round before falling to top-ranked Wis.-Stevens Point.
After inheriting a team that posted a 10-14 mark in his first season, Douma led Central to a 21-8 mark in 2013-14, giving him a 31-22 career collegiate mark.
Previously Douma piloted high school teams to eight conference titles in 12 years. Douma, a two-time NAIA all-America honoree at Northwestern College, was the coach at Carroll High School for six years after spending the previous nine seasons at South O’Brien High School in Paullina. He compiled a lofty 268-78 (.774) record over 15 seasons, including a 123-22 (.848) mark at Carroll, where he piloted state tournament squads in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and reached the substate round five times in six seasons. His teams claimed conference titles in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. At South O’Brien, Douma’s squads were league champs in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was the Class 2A Northwest District coach of the year in 2000-01 and took Class 3A Southwest District honors in 2006-07. Before becoming a high school coach, Douma spent the 1996-97 season as assistant coach at Northwestern.
“One of the things that excites us about Craig is that he has a track record of being extremely successful everywhere he’s been, both as an athlete and as a coach,” said athletics director Eric Van Kley. “His work ethic as a player was legendary, and if you talk to coaches who have followed his coaching career, they’ll tell you that hasn’t changed. He’s an intense competitor who knows how to win, and how to do it with integrity."
Douma is also known for working with thousands of young players through the B.E.S.T. Shooting School. He’s helped lead the program each summer since 1998.
As a player, Douma is the third-leading scorer in Northwestern history with 2,276 points and is a member of the Red Raider Hall of Fame. He played in three NAIA Division II national tournaments, helping the Red Raiders finish second in 1992 and reach the final eight in 1994. The Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference player of the year in 1994, Douma was a second-team all-America pick in 1993 before earning first-team recognition in 1994, when he also served as Northwestern’s team captain. A Maurice-Orange City High School graduate, Douma was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association players' hall of fame in 2009.
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Joe Steinkamp returned to the Dutch coaching staff as the top varsity assistant in 2013-14 and is entering his ninth season on the staff overall.
A 2003 Central graduate, Steinkamp previously spent seven years as an assistant for the Dutch, but left following the 2011-12 campaign and spent one year in private business in Sioux Falls, S.D.
He's helped lead the Dutch to two Iowa Conference championships and a pair of NCAA Division III tournament berths. Central has compiled a 101-57 mark during Steinkamp's six years as the top assistant.
Steinkamp was a two-time letterwinner and the Central team co-captain in 2002-03. He spent the 2003-04 year as a graduate assistant women's basketball coach at Loras College while pursing a master's degree. He was Central's men's junior varsity coach in 2004-05 and a volunteer assistant at Lewis University (Ill.) in 2005-06 before returning to Central as JV coach for 2006-07. He became the top varsity assistant the following year.
Bobby Quayle joined the Central staff in 2013, serving as a varsity assistant and junior varsity coach. He is a 1999 Iowa State University grad. and earlier played two seasons at Augustana College (S.D.). Since 2010 he has worked as a player development coach in Tetouan, Morocco. He also played for two club teams while there, averaging more than 10 points and 10 rebounds a game over two seasons.