From 1950-53, Doherty scored 1,109 points and was a member of the All-Mason-Dixon Conference team as a junior and senior.
A native of Bardstown, Kentucky, Doherty later became the head men's basketball coach at Loyola, spending 12 seasons at the helm of the program. Nap coached the Greyhounds to the 1970-71 Mason-Dixon title, the school's first since he closed out his playing career in 1953.
He also guided the team to the 1973 Mason-Dixon crown and a bid in the NCAA Division II Championships. Doherty finished with a 164-153 career record as the Loyola head coach.
Doherty also served as the school's assistant athletic director and director of intramurals, and he was induced to the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982.