A native of Haddon Heights, NJ Doug has always considered himself a true “4 for 4” Philadelphia fan. His love of sports led him to Eastern University where he received his BS in Health and Exercise Science with specificity in Athletic Training in 1999. He played four years of baseball at Eastern and then received an MS in Athletic Training from Indiana University in Bloomington. He then accepted the position as Head Athletic Trainer at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, Pennsylvania where he was employed by NovaCare Rehabilitation. Doug returned to Eastern University as a full-time professor in the fall of 2008. As a certified athletic trainer he has covered everything from pee-wee football to professional sports. Some high-profile events include the 2009 USA Men’s Soccer CONCACAF Gold Cup, 2008 US Gymnastics Trial Finals, 2008 and 2006 NCAA men’s basketball tournament 1st and 2nd rounds, 2004-2008 Pennsylvania State wrestling tournaments, 2001 Big Ten and NCAA wrestling tournaments, and the 2001 Big Ten and NCAA crew championships.
The passion Doug has for helping athletes stay healthy and succeed has grown to helping others less fortunate. Doug has done mission work in Haiti and serves with Rob on the Deacons Prison Ministry softball team. He is co-founder of a non-profit obstacle course event called Goliathon. Based in Mullica Hill, NJ, Goliathon holds bi-annual events and donates proceeds to charity: water to bring clean water to third world countries. When he isn’t directing his own event, Doug loves to run and train for other events with his friends.
Doug happily resides in South Jersey with his lovely wife Christine and their four daughters – Gracie, Paige, Aubrey and Lucy. His son Luke is in heaven.