News from MacMurray College
Highlanders hire head football coach
Chris Douglas has broad experience at high school, collegiate levels.
The MacMurray College football team has named a new head coach.
Chris Douglas will take over next week as head coach of the Highlanders, coming from Highland Community College in Highland, KS, where he was the offensive coordinator.
“I did a lot of research before I came to the MacMurray campus to interview with the faculty and staff,” Douglas said. “I discovered plenty of opportunities in my research for MacMurray to have success academically and athletically. But what my research couldn't tell me, what I discovered on my visit, was the quality of the faculty and staff at MacMurray and how important the success of its students is,” he continued. “I'm excited to work with Coach and Athletic Director Dane Pavlovich, the coaching staff and players at MacMurray and to help return Mac to levels of success it enjoyed in the recent past."
Coach Douglas has extensive collegiate experience, coaching a variety of positions and holding various posts at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS; Jamestown (ND) College, and Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.
“We are thrilled that Chris Douglas is going to be our next head football coach at MacMurray College,” said AD Pavlovich. “He has a tremendous amount of football knowledge and is a great recruiter. He is a quality addition to our coaching staff, and we feel that he will point the Highlander football program in the right direction.”
Douglas brings to MacMurray a wide experience in coaching, having been defensive and strength coach at his alma mater, Southwestern College, where he was also head coach for five seasons; running backs coach at Abilene Christian; defensive coordinator at Jamestown College; and switched over to offensive coordinator at Highland Community College. He also had a three-year stint at Stigler Public Schools in Oklahoma, where he took the high school team to its first state playoff berth at home in 25 years.
Douglas takes over the Highlander helm from Jake Box, who earlier this year took a coaching position in South Dakota.
Douglas 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.