Born and raised in Asheboro, Doug is a 1975 graduate of Asheboro High School, playing three years of baseball and football and two years of basketball for the Blue Comets.
A 1979 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne, he played three seasons of football for the Bears.
He is a member of Mid-State Rotary Club and a two-time inductee into the Asheboro High School Hall of Fame, earning those honors for his many years of volunteer service and as being a member of the 1975 Blue Comets WNCHSAA championship baseball team.
Married to the former Ruth Edmiston Miller, the couple has three children (Kathryn, John and Sarah) and five grandchildren
( Landon, Kenzie, Owen, Robert and James).