Doug is the Associate Head Coach of the Nashville Aquatic Club, having served the club and community in that role since 2010. He is best known for the development of Alex Walsh, a Nashville native who represented Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and won Silver in the 200 Individual Medley.
NAC has had a plethora of international success in Doug’s time in Nashville, including three Junior World Records, and multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Pan American Game, FINA World Cup Series, FINA World Junior Championships, and the Junior Pan Pacific Championships.
Doug has been named to the coaching staff for several USA Swimming teams, including as an assistant coach for the 2019 Pan American Games and the Head Coach of the 2017 18&U FINA World Cup Team. Doug is a three-time Southeastern Swimming Senior Coach of the year, and has been recognized as USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the year two times (2016 & 2018).
Doug has coached collegiately with stops at Brown University, the University of Virginia, and here at Vanderbilt University. He also coached club teams in Washington, DC, Wilmington, NC, Providence, RI, and Waynesboro, VA. Doug currently serves as a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association board of directors.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and has a masters and a doctorate in Sport Management. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee-Southern in Pulaski and at Columbia State Community College teaching Sport Management, Exercise Science and the Philosophy and Ethics of Coaching.