Associate Head Coach
Few people, if any, understand The College of Wooster basketball experience more fully than Doug Cline, a 1995 graduate of the school, does. Now in his 21st year as a full-time member of the coaching staff, Cline has played a major role in Wooster’s 504-120 record (.808) the past 20 seasons.
Although he serves in a variety of daily capacities, Cline’s primary responsibilities with the program include serving as the recruiting coordinator and working with the post players.
As a player for the Scots, Cline was a member of one of the top basketball classes ever at Wooster. Along with teammates Scott Meech, Craig Bradley, Jason Zerger, and Jeff Hamilton, Cline helped lead the Scots to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championships, two NCAC regular season titles, and a record of 91-21 (.813) in four years.
For his career, Cline finished with 1,396 points, placing him 14th on Wooster’s all-time scoring list (No. 8 upon graduation). The three-time all-conference honoree also holds the fifth-best career field-goal percentage mark (.607) and the ninth-best field-goal percentage in a season (.634). An outstanding rebounder as well, Cline led the team in that category twice, including his senior year when he averaged 8.2 boards.
Prior to joining the Wooster team, Cline was a local high school star at Northwestern where he was an all-county and all-state selection as both a junior and senior.
Personally, Doug, and his wife, Lauren, live in Wooster. They are the proud parents of Joshua (15), the late Corey (3), and twins Courtney and Jordan (7).
Now in his 23rd season as a member of The College of Wooster’s coaching staff, Bruce Martin continues to play a key role in the team’s success.
Martin’s dedication to the program, not to mention his knowledge of the game and his ability to teach the fundamentals, have had a profound effect on Wooster’s prosperity during the last 22 years (549-110).
Prior to coaching basketball at Wooster, Martin had spent 21 years teaching the game at a variety of levels in the West Holmes school system. Immediately after graduation from Adrian College in 1974, Martin became head coach of West Holmes’ junior high team. Ten seasons later, he began his 11-year tenure as head varsity coach at West Holmes High School, compiling a record of 128-111.
As a player, Martin had a distinguished career at Adrian. He was a three-year letterwinner with the Bulldogs and was a two-time all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association selection at guard.
Martin, who retired from teaching at West Holmes, resides in Millersburg with his wife, Pam. They have three daughters – Brittanie, Tara, and Elise, and four grandchildren.
Tim Vandervaart, a former standout for the Scots, is in his first year of a second stint with the program. Vandervaart will instruct both varsity and jayvee players during practice and games, while aiding in game preparation, scouting the opposition, and providing additional help in the area of recruiting
A native of nearby North Canton, Ohio, Vandervaart developed from a little-used freshman into a three-time all-conference honoree during his Wooster career. Vandervaart finished up with 1,053 career points (No. 23 in team history upon graduation), a .634 field-goal percentage (No. 2), 102 blocks (No. 6), and 129 steals (tied for No. 8.
Vandervaart has the distinction of being the only student-athlete in program history to be part of a “Final Four” team as a player (2006-07) and as a coach (2010-11). As a senior, Vandervaart returned on Feb. 20 after a month off with a wrist injury, to average 13.6 points and 6.7 boards during Wooster’s “Final Four” run. During his first stint as an assistant, Vandervaart was a part of the staff during the program’s lone appearance in the national championship game.
In between his stints at the College, Vandervaart’s basketball coaching experience includes a year as an assistant at the University of Mount Union and a stint as an assistant coach at Hoover High School in North Canton.
Professionally, Vandervaart is a mathematics teacher at Canton McKinley High School.