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Gerald Oliver

Oliver joined the Marquette staff as an assistant coach to Hank Raymonds in 1977. Raymonds had selected Oliver based on his varied experience and unique educational motivation program.

Oliver arrived at Marquette after being on the Jacksonville University coaching staff. Prior to that, he spent one year in the ABA, eight years at the University of Tennessee, and one year at Carson Newman College. He also coached six years at the high school level.

As a collegian, Oliver earned three varsity basketball letters at Carson-Newman and captained the team as a senior, when they won the conference title. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Carson-Newman and a master's degree in math from the University of Tennessee.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Oliver was a frequent clinic speaker on coaching techniques and educational motivation.

Since Marquette, Oliver has been a head or assistant coach in many professional leagues, including the NBA.

  • 1980-1982 - Assistant Coach, Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
  • 1983-1984 - Head Coach, Toronto Tornadoes (CBA)
  • 1985 - Springfield (MA) Fame (USBL); League Champions
  • 1986 - Staten Island (NY) Stallions (USBL)


  • 1989-1990 - Head Coach, Albany Patroons (CBA); CBA Coach of the Year
  • 1991-1992 - Head Coach, Fort Wayne (IN) Fury (CBA); Was the team's first head coach
  • 1992-1993 - Front Office position, Fort Wayne (IN) Fury (CBA)
  • 1993 - Head Coach, Grand Rapids (MI) Hoops (CBA)
  • 1995-1996 - Head Coach, Fort Wayne (IN) Fury (CBA); Reassumes head coaching position after a 6-14 start and turns the season around only to lose to the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the CBA Championship game.
  • 1999 - General Manager / Assistant Coach, Connecticut Pride (CBA)
  • 1999 - Consulting Coach, Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
  • 2000-2001 - Special Assignments Coach, Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
  • 2006 - Assistant GM / NBA Development Coach, Murfreesboro (TN) Musicians (WBA)
  • 2007 - Head Coach, Rome (GA) Gladiators (WBA)
  • 2007 - Head Coach, Rome (GA) Knights (ABA)
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