Ahead of St Peter’s taking on UNC in the Elite Eight, we find out more about Doug Edert’s girlfriend, Olyvia Smith, his parents, and his relationship with sandwiches…
No.15 St Peter’s have caused the biggest upsets of this year’s NCAA tournament by beating No.2 seed Kentucky, No.7 Murray State, and No.3 Purdue. St Peter’s, a private Jesuit university in Jersey City, New Jersey, is competing in only its fourth NCAA tournament and will now face No.8 UNC in the Elite Eight.
Doug Edert has emerged as one of the stars for St Peter’s. The sixth man off the bench has made some clutch shots down the stretch and his hair and mustache combo have made him a Twitter sensation.
We find out more about Doug Edert’s girlfriend, parents and family.
Doug Edert’s parents and family
The St Peter’s guard was born on 5 March 2000 in Nutley, New Jersey. The 22-year-old guard committed to St Peter’s in 2018 and is majoring in criminal justice.
Doug Edert’s parents are Allison and William (Bill) Edert, while his older brother Nick is a police officer in the Newark Police Department.
On 14 December 2021, Nick Edert was shot while on plain-clothes patrol in the city. “That was a frightening call to get as a parent. It’s your worst nightmare,” Bill Edert told Bronx News.
“We got to the trauma room just to make sure his big brother, who he looks up to, was ok. And,thank God, he’s ok.” The bullet reportedly missed an artery in his leg by just a few inches, but thankfully he made a full recovery.
Speaking about Doug’s success in the NCAA Tournament, Nick told Bronx News: “It’s incredible to watch and I’m happy I’m here to watch it. I really am.”
Doug Edert’s girlfriend is Olyvia Smith
Doug Edert’s girlfriend is Olyvia Smith, a St Peter’s softball player from Delaware. Doug’s mustache has become a star in its own right and, according to Olyvia, it’s not going anywhere.
“He’s not changing anything until this tournament is over. I can tell you that,” she told the New York Times.
Doug Edert and girlfriend Olyvia Smith sometimes share photos on social media. You can find Olyvia on Instagram @olyviasmith__ where she has almost 4,000 followers.
Wings and sandwiches
Doug is certainly an interesting individual, and he recently signed a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal with Count Buffalo Wild Wings.
Edert confirmed the news on his Instagram account. He posted a photo highlighting the Buffalo Wild Wings brand. Doug Edert and sandwiches then became a national trend, as the St Peter’s man admitted he won’t eat them.
Listen to Edert’s curious dietary needs below: