Name: Doug Simmons
High school: Altoona, Class of 2003
My favorite sport: College basketball
I usually attend games with: My wife, Whitney
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Duquesne
Favorite pro team: All the Pittsburgh sports teams
My favorite sports memory: I have Cystic Fibrosis, and I did a Make-A-Wish thing and met Glenn Rice with the Charlotte Hornets and went out on the court before the game, and I was his warmup guy. Got to shoot hoops with him and sit on the bench during warmups. I also got to meet Chuck Daly, who was coaching the Orlando Magic against the Hornets that night.
The local athlete I’ve most enjoyed watching while growing up: Matt Stopp
My all-time favorite local coach: Eric Hovan
The most famous athlete I ever met: Glenn Rice
My most prized autograph or picture is of: A Glenn Rice photo
If I have a claim to fame as a fan, it would be: I started the Red-and-Blue Crew at Duquesne in 2006 at men’s basketball games.
If I were the boss of local sports, the one rule I would enforce would be: Any parent who tries to tell a coach what to do, or challenges a coach’s decision, shall be banned for whatever time that coach picks.
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