Doug started his long association with Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) in 1976 as a student-athlete. Over the course of three seasons, he played basketball, volleyball, golf and badminton. In 1978 and 1980 he was awarded the badminton Most Valuable Player. While still a player, Doug assumed the coaching duties in 1979 and over the years has guided the team to bronze medals in 1988 and 1989 and a silver medal in 1992. Doug was named ACAC Coach-of-the-Year in an unprecedented four consecutive seasons from 1987 to 1990 and was selected as the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Badminton Coach-of-the-Year in 1986-87.
His volunteer contribution includes ACAC Badminton Convenor, and Tournament Chairperson for the 1993 CCAA National Badminton Championships.
An enthusiastic supporter of the College, Doug has been a member of the Wolf Pac Booster Club, including two terms as Chairman. He is a former member of the GPRC Foundation, and is a member of the GPRC Board of Governors.