Strohm joins staff with 17 years of collegiate experience; Barthe comes from St. Augustine High School in New Orleans
Doug Novak enters his third year at Tulane after coming to the university with Ed Conroy from The Citadel.
Novak came to the Green Wave after spending the last four seasons with Conroy as an assistant coach for the Bulldogs. While at The Citadel, Novak played an integral role in the development and recruitment of several all-SoCon honorees and mid-major all-Americans Demetrius Nelson, Cameron Wells, and John Brown. These players helped lead The Citadel to its most successful stretch in program history.
Prior to his arrival in Charleston, S.C., Novak served as the head coach at Anderson (S.C.) University for six seasons.
A native of Brandon, N.D., Novak attended the University of Tennessee (1987-90), where he played tennis for the No. 1 team in the country. After earning his degree at Tennessee, Novak moved to upstate South Carolina to Clemson University, where he served as an assistant tennis coach while earning a M.Ed. in counseling and guidance from Clemson in 1992.
Also in 1992, Novak earned his first basketball coaching job as an assistant coach at Roane State (Tenn.) Community College, where he spent three seasons before being named athletic director and head basketball coach at Iowa Western Community College. Following his stint at Iowa Western, he moved to Francis Marion where he spent one season as an assistant under Conroy, before taking the job at Anderson University where he has served as head coach since 1999.
In his second year with the Anderson program, he led the Trojans to their first winning record as a member of Division II. In his third year, he led Anderson to a record of 18-10, a tie for the CVAC regular-season championship. Anderson is still the only South Carolina school to win a CVAC regular-season title in men's basketball.
Novak and his wife, Tonya, have three daughters, Mackenzie (13), Sarah (10) and added Grace this past April.
Hometown: Brandon, S.D.
Family: Wife, Tonya; Daughters, Mackenzie and Sarah
Alma Mater: Tennessee, 1990
Education: B.A. in psychology, Tennessee, 1990
M.Ed. in counseling, Clemson, 1992
Tennis, University of Tennessee, 1987-90
Played on No. 1 nationally ranked team in 1990
Head Coaching Experience
Iowa Western Community College, 1995-98
Anderson (S.C.) Unviersity, 1999-2006
Assistant Coaching Experience
Roane State Community College, 1992-95
Francis Marion, 1998-99
The Citadel, 2006-2010