Football

Chris Douglas

Head Football Coach, Instructor of Sports Management

Coach Douglas has extensive experience in high school and college coaching and wide knowledge of coaching most positions on the field.

After playing for Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, where he earned a first team all-conference selection and NAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete, Douglas was an assistant coach at his alma mater, where he helped Southwestern win three KCAC Championships in three consecutive seasons (1997-99) and three NAIA National Playoff appearances.

Several years later, he was called back to Winfield to be head coach at age 31, the third youngest head collegiate coach in the country at the time. He coached 63 All-Conference selections, two NAIA All-American selections, three NAIA All-American Scholar-Athletes, and mentored over 300 student-athletes in his time at Southwestern.

Douglas has broad position experience: coaching running backs at NCAA Division II Abilene Christian University; the defensive coordinator for Jamestown (ND) College, where in one season, the team improved from ninth in conference scoring defense to fourth; and at Highland Community College in Highland, KS, where he was the offensive coordinator.

He also had a stint as head coach at Stigler (OK) High School where, after an 0-4 start in his first season, the Panthers went on the to win 5 of 6 and qualify for the 2A Oklahoma state playoffs. The following season, the Panthers went on to a 7-3 record and qualified for a home playoff berth — the first in 25 years at Stigler.

Coach Douglas, a Poteau, OK, native, has a bachelor's degree in biology from Southwestern College and a master's in education from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. He is married to the former Michelle Dabney, of Kremlin, OK, and they have three children.

"My family and I are excited to be here in Jacksonville and working with the great people of MacMurray. I am especially excited about the opportunity to grow this program and, with everyone's help, attain levels of success that Mac has attained before, then surpass them."

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