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Name: Doug Simmons

Age: 35

Residence: Altoona

High school: Altoona, Class of 2003

College: Duquesne

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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