Doug will begin his third season as the bullpen coach after being named to Ned Yost's staff on October 10, 2012.
In 2014, the Royals' bullpen tied for the American League lead with 53 saves, which also set the franchise record… closer Greg Holland became just the second pitcher in franchise history to record consecutive 40-plus save seasons, tallying 46 rescues…setup man Wade Davis set the club record for strikeouts (109) and ERA (1.00) by a reliever.
Worked three seasons (2010-12) as the pitching coach at Triple-A Omaha, helping lead the club into the playoffs twice, which included the 2011 Pacific Coast League title…helped develop current Royals Tim Collins, Danny Duffy, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland in Omaha.
Served as the Royals' minor league pitching coordinator in 2009.
Joined the Royals' organization in 2008 as the pitching coach at Class-A Burlington...helped lead the Bees to the Midwest League championship.
Was the pitching coach for Rookie-level Danville in 2006 and then Class-A Rome in 2007, both in the Atlanta chain.
Transitioned to coaching in the professional ranks in 2005, serving as a pitching coach in Class-A Myrtle Beach for the Atlanta Braves' affiliate in the Carolina League.
Began his coaching career in 2002 following his retirement as a player, serving on the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Pitched for 11 seasons in the Majors with the Brewers (1991-94), Mets (1995-96), Giants (1997, 2000), Astros (1998-2000) and Royals (2001)...compiled a 34-42 record with 82 saves and a 4.19 ERA in 582 appearances, all in relief.
Worked in the postseason in four-straight seasons from 1997-2000 for the Giants and Astros, compiling a 1.59 ERA in eight outings.
Was 2-1 with 15 saves in 16 opportunities and a 1.00 ERA in 32 relief outings for the Brewers in his rookie campaign of 1991, finishing eighth in the A.L. Rookie of the Year balloting.
In his final Major League season (2001), went 2-2 in 53 outings for the Royals in 2001, tossing 75.2 innings.
Selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth round of the 1985 Draft.
Doug resides in Hartland, Wis...he and his wife, Monique, have four children: Danielle, Jason, Zachary and Mikayla.
Graduated from Tennyson High School in Heyward, Calif.
Played college baseball at Arizona State University, where he was a teammate of Barry Bonds...named to the All-West Regional team and the Pan American team in 1983...tossed a one-hitter against the University of Maine in the College World Series.
Earned a Bronze Medal pitching for Team USA at the 1984 Amateur World Series.
Originally selected by the New York Mets in the 16th round of the 1982 Draft, but did not sign and elected to attend Arizona State.