Doug Bartlett enters his first season as an assistant coach for the VMI lacrosse program.
He served as head coach of the VMI lacrosse program for 21 years (1986-2006) and saw some of the most success the program has enjoyed since it became an NCAA program in 1983. Under Bartlett, the Keydets had some of the highest scoring seasons in program history (in rank order, 1995, 1992, 1988, 1996, 1987) and earned the most wins the program had in a single season when his 1988 squad earned 11 for the year. The program had the most consecutive .500+ seasons in school history (1987-92) and earned a school-record five consecutive wins during both the 1988 and 1990 seasons.
Many of the program's greatest achievements occurred during the Bartlett era as he coached 12 of the 17 members of VMI's 100-Point Club, 10 of 13 of the 70-Goal Club and 7 of 10 of the members from the 50-Assist Club.
Respected among his coaching peers, Bartlett was named head coach of the South team for the annual USILA North/South Game for both the 1992 and 1998 seasons.