Coach Doug has been an aquatics professional for over 38 years:
He has coached all levels (age-group swimming, club and high school swimming) and has coached at the college level at NCAA Division 1 (Oregon State University) and Div 2 (UC/Davis) levels.
As an age-group coach -- over 40 of his (age-group) swimmers had achieved NAG Top 16 (National) rankings; and he was twice selected to Pacific Swimming All-Star Coaching staff.
At the collegiate level he produced 12 NCAA All-Americans in 3 years at UC/Davis (including a NCAA Div 2 National record holder; and numerous school and Conference records).
Since 1989 he has been exclusively a Masters Swim Coach:
During that time he was honored by being voted Pacific Masters Coach of the Year in 1996 -- as well as runner-up for USMS (National) Coach of the Year twice.
He has the distinction of being the only Masters Swim Coach in Pacific Masters to have all the teams that he has ever coached go to the effort of putting in a nomination packet for him to be Pacific Masters Coach of the Year -- even though you can win that honor only once.
Masters swimmers under his training have broken/set a combined total of over 225 Individual USMS (National) and FINA Masters (World) Records; as well as countless National and World relay records
Masters teams that he has coached have won 4 USMS National Championships as well as 2 FINA Masters World Championships.
He has been involved with the organization of Pacific Masters Swimming for the last 14 years; having served on the Pacific Masters Executive Board as: 'At - Large Member', Vice - Chairman (Administration), and as Chairman.
Over the years Coach Doug has contributed to the education and knowledge of Masters swimming by having run clinics – both at the regional as well as the national level – been a keynote speaker at many seminars, and written articles that have been published in the following Swimming related magazines:
"SWIM" magazine (official publication of USMS) and "SWIMMING TECHNIQUE" (official publication for United States Swimming) -- and M.A.C.A. (Masters Aquatic Coaches Association) -- as well as professional journals such as "Journal of American College of Sports Medicine".
As a Masters swimmer he set a Pacific Masters record for the 200 Short Course Meters Butterfly, a record which stood for 6 years; as well as having achieved many USMS Top Ten National rankings in numerous events.