Doug first began coaching and officiating youth hockey while attending High School in Massena. Later he coached in Saratoga Springs, Oswego and Lewiston. Doug started his administration activities while living in Oswego. Doug served as Oswego Minor Hockey’s President, NYSAHA Central Section President for 5 years, NYSAHA President for 6 years and USA Hockey District Director for 12 years. In 2005 Doug was elected as a Director Emeritus for the NYSAHA. In addition, Doug served as President of Massena Minor Hockey.
As a USA Hockey District Director Doug was a leading proponent of building the grassroots initiatives that USA Hockey has made the foundation for successful programs throughout the U.S.
For his dedication to grassroots hockey, Doug has been honored with Oswego Minor Hockey’s Joseph J. Scanlon award, the NYSAHA Peter Rush Award, and the Wm. Thayer Tutt Award, USA Hockey’s most prestigious award for a volunteer who, during many years of service, has displayed a selfless dedication to the enhancement of ice hockey at the grassroots level in America.