Doug Carl

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Doug played football and lacrosse at Ursinus College outside Philadelphia, then went to Shippensburg University and University of South Carolina for graduate degrees–coaching club teams both places. Then he moved to Harrisburg Pa and coached Cumberland Valley High School for four years–winning two league titles. He coached briefly in Ohio before moving on to coach Sonoma State’s MCLA team–winning 7 consecutive divisional titles, 3 WCLL titles and 1 of 2 MCLA national championship games. Along the way Doug won multiple conference Coach of the Year honors and a USLIA National Coach of the Year Award. He presented at the California Lacrosse Coaches Association and is involved in training officials. Currently he is the director of boy’s coaching for the Petaluma Rivercats.

More important than any titles or honors is his approach to the game–“Take the game seriously but keep your sense of humor” and ” If the kids are not having fun, change something.”

When not coaching Doug works at his other job–teaching reading and math remediation to 9th and 10th graders at Petaluma High School.
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