Santa Monica College Women's Volleyball Head Coach Turhan Douglas started his college career as a player at Pierce College (1987-88). The 1987 in his role as team captain, Douglas helped lead his Pierce squad to win the state crown and the 1988 team was the state runner-up (earning All-Conference first team honors in 87 - 88).
Coach Douglas was a middle blocker on the 1991 Long Beach State team that won the NCAA Div 1 title (defeating USC in the final).
As the Men's Volleyball Head coach at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, for 2 seasons (1998-99) he guided his squad to the South Coast Conference title both years. His 1999 his team was the State Runner-up and he was named Western State Conference Coach of the Year.
Coach Douglas was also the Head Coach of Pierce College's Women's Volleyball team for 6 seasons (1993-98). Between his men's and women's teams, he produced dozens of Division I players.
In 2002, after three years as an assistant under two-time gold medalist Pat Powers. Douglas took the reins of the University of Southern California Men’s Volleyball Team as head coach bringing them from bottom of the MPSF to a fourth place national ranking (AVCA poll).
He also spent 6 years (1996-2001) as the owner, director and coach of the Santa Monica (Calif.) Beach Club. In 1998, his team won the USA Junior Olympics Gold Medal Boys 17-and-Under championship.