Maylana Martin Douglas is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at UCLA. This all-time great Bruin basketball player returned to Westwood in the summer of 2004 after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Portland in the 2003 season.
"The opportunity to be coaching at my alma mater means more to me than words can explain," Martin Douglas said. "I love being a Bruin! I take great pride in being able to coach young women who are now wearing the uniform that I so proudly wore during my career at UCLA. Best of all, I get to coach under Kathy Olivier, who is the reason I became a Bruin. Coach Olivier taught me so much as a player, and I continue to benefit from her basketball knowledge on a daily basis as one of her assistant coaches."
Martin Douglas, an All-American and four-year first team all-conference performer at UCLA from 1997-2000, helped lead the Bruins to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances (1998, 1999, 2000). Her 1998-99 team advanced to the Elite Eight, the best finish for UCLA since 1978. Martin Douglas was voted the Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading UCLA to the 1999 Pac-10 Conference Championship and followed that up by leading the Pac-10 in scoring as a senior. She was named the 1997 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and went on to become one of just four players to be selected all-conference for four straight seasons. She earned first-team Kodak All-America honors in 1999 and was a second team AP All-American.
Martin Douglas ranks second on the UCLA women's basketball all-time scoring list and fourth overall for Bruin men and women with 2,101 career points. She still ranks fourth on the all-time school list for career rebounds (935), blocks (96) and field goal percentage (.545). She is one of only two Bruin women to record over 2,000 points for her career, and she ended her career ranked sixth on the all-time Pac-10 Conference scoring list and eighth on the rebounding list.
The 10th selection in the first round of the 2000 WNBA draft by Minnesota, Martin Douglas went on to play two seasons with the Lynx and also played with the Charlotte Sting. Her basketball career was cut short due to a severe back injury.
As a prep star at Perris High School, under the tutelage of Coach Marvin Williams, she was Riverside County Player of the Year for four-straight years. In her senior season, she averaged 33 points and 18 rebounds a game and was a WBCA, Nike and Parade All-American. She represented her country as a captain on the gold-medal winning USA Jr. National Team in 1997. She led the Jr. National Team in scoring and rebounding and was instrumental in the team being named "Team of the Year" by the United States Olympic Committee.
Her professional duties at UCLA include recruiting, scouting, film editing and production, post player development and assisting in practice planning and implementation. She also serves as the Women's Basketball Camp Director during the summer.
Martin Douglas earned her B.A. in Sociology from UCLA in 2000 and her M.B.A. with a concentration in Management from Loyola Marymount University in 2007. She recently changed her name to Maylana Martin Douglas after marrying former USC and NFL star Rome Douglas on August 31, 2007. The Douglases have three dogs and currently reside in West Covina.
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