Doug grew up playing club and high school soccer where he was recognized on the Nebraska All-State team. In College, he played club soccer at the University of Nebraska. Since college Doug has continued to play competitively at the highest amateur levels. Doug began coaching girls youth soccer in Texas in 1992. Today, Doug works at Black and Veatch as a Project Engineer and is a team coach with Kansas City United. Doug, his wife, and two daughters live in Lenexa.