Doug Edwards begins his first season on staff at South Carolina as a graduate student manager and student-athlete development. Edwards most recently served on Frank Martin's staff at Kansas State as the director of student-athlete development for the Wildcats.
Edwards' responsiblities at South Carolina will include a wide variety of areas, including basketball-related matters, handling special projects, and assisting with student-athlete development. Edwards may also work on other special projects for the program and he serves as the staff liason between academics and the student-athletes.
Edwards was a standout player in men's basketball at Florida State, helping to lead the Seminoles to 68 victories during his career and three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1990-93). In three seasons with FSU, Edwards scored 1,604 points, an average of 17.2 points per game, which ranks him sixth all-time in total points in the Florida State career record book. He is the only player in FSU history to score 500 or more points in three consecutive seasons. He also ranks among the school's top-10 in four career categories, including fifth in field goals (621), sixth in rebounding (788; 8.5 rpg.) third in double-doubles (36) and ninth in career starts.
Edwards averaged 18.3 points and 9.4 rebounds as a senior and was selected to the All-ACC second team. He helped lead the Seminoles to a 25-10 record that season and the squad came within one game of the Final Four. He was named to the FSU Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 6, 2008.
Edwards was the 15th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He played with the Hawks for three seasons (1993-95) where he averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest, before finishing his injury-shortened career with the Vancouver Grizzlies (1995-96).
One of the most heralded recruits in Florida State history, Edwards was coached by Martin at Miami Senior High School from 1986-90. During his three-year career with the Stingarees, he helped the team to 104 victories against just six losses, and two Class 4A State Championships. As a senior, he led the squad to a 35-1 record, the Class 4A state title and a No. 2 final ranking in USA Today Super 25. He was the runner-up to Kenny Anderson for USA Today's National High School Player of the Year as well as a McDonald's All-American and Florida Mr. Basketball.
Edwards earned a bachelor's degree in social science from Florida State in 2007. He is working towards a graduate degree at South Carolina. He has three children: Brittney, Ameer and Brielle.