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Cameron Dollar
Cameron Dollar

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

Last College:
UCLA '97

Position:
Assistant Coach

Cameron Dollar served seven season as an assistant coach at Washington. He was hired onto Lorenzo Romar's staff on April 8, 2002 and left the UW to become the head coach at Seattle University on April 19, 2009.

He played a major role in the spectacular 2005, 2006 and 2009 seasons that were among the finest in UW history. Dollar's contributions come both on the court, where he provides a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience, and on the recruiting trail. He helped recruit classes that were ranked among the best in the nation.

In 2009, Washington won its first-ever Pac-10 regular-season championship and the first conference hoops title of any kind since 1953. Under Dollar's tutelage, senior guard Justin Dentmon was named the league's Most Improved Player and finished his career as one of the top performers in UW history.

In 2006, Dollar helped guide Washington to a 26-7 record. The Huskies made back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances for the first time ever. He was pivotal in the Huskies' run to their first Pac-10 Tournament championship in 2005 and first ever No. 1 seed into the NCAA Tournament. UW finished with a 29-6 record, tying the school record for wins in a season.

In 2004, the Huskies advanced to the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament and competed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1999. UW swept all three meetings with highly ranked Arizona and capped the regular season with a win over No. 1 and undefeated Stanford.

Prior to his arrival at UW, Dollar served three years as an assistant coach on Romar's Saint Louis University staff. He helped the Billikens to a three-year record of 51-44 (.537), including a 2000 Conference USA Tournament championship that secured the league's automatic NCAA berth.

Dollar began his coaching career as an assistant on the staff of head coach Pat Douglass at UC Irvine in 1997.

He became the nation's youngest head coach in 1998 when, at age 22, he took the reins of the Southern California College program in Costa Mesa, Calif. The Vanguards, who returned just six players from the previous season, posted an 11-22 record in Dollar's only season, but recorded wins over NAIA Top 25 teams Westmont and Azusa Pacific.

After a three-month stay as a part-time assistant at the University of Georgia in 1999, Dollar left to join the Saint Louis coaching staff on a full-time basis.

As a player, Dollar lettered four seasons at UCLA before graduating in 1997. He now returns to Seattle, the site of the Bruins' 1995 NCAA Championship victory. UCLA defeated Arkansas 89-78 at the Kingdome.

Dollar played against the Huskies eight times between 1994-97 and UCLA won all eight games. His most memorable moment against Washington was a half-court shot from the left sideline at the overtime buzzer that lifted the Bruins to a 91-88 victory on Mar. 7, 1996 at Pauley Pavilion. That was Dollar's only basket.

A four-year letterman at UCLA from 1994-97, Dollar achieved national recognition in 1995 as a pivotal player in UCLA's NCAA championship season when he took over for injured starter Tyus Edney in the title game. In Dollar's final three collegiate seasons, the Bruins won the NCAA title and reached the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Dollar averaged 5.0 points and 3.7 assists per game during his four-year career.

He was recruited to UCLA by then-Bruins assistant Lorenzo Romar and was reunited with his coach in 2001 when Romar added Dollar to his staff at Saint Louis University.

Dollar is a native of Atlanta, where his father, Don, was the long-time coach at Clarkston High School and Morehouse College.

Cameron and his wife, Maureen have a son, Jalen, and a daughter, Giselle.

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