DP COACH & TRAINER
Larry Doty was born and raised in West Linn, Oregon. He graduated in 1974 from West Linn High School and enrolled at Linfield College where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education & Health, with a Masters Degree in Education.
He participated in three sports at Linfield earning multiple letters in basketball, football and baseball. He was a starting guard on two Conference Championship Hoop Teams, a starting wing back on three Conference Championship Football Teams and played on one Conference Championship Baseball Team. He was chosen 1 st Team NAIA All American Receiver his senior season. Upon graduation, he signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, where he played for the Eskimos and the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.
His first teaching and coaching job was at Hillsboro High School from 1981-1983, where he taught Health, Physical Education and Personal Finance. He was a Varsity Assistant Coach in Football, Basketball and Baseball, as was the head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach. Larry went back to his high school alma mater to become the Head Boys Basketball Coach from 1983-1987, where the Lions took home the fourth place trophy at the OSAA State Tournament in 1986-87. He has been the Director of High Five Basketball Camp and Clinics since 1983, that thousands of young people have attended his programs.
Doty was then hired at his college alma mater where he became the Head Men’s Basketball Coach from 1987-2013. He retired from coaching after 26 years as the All Time Wins Leader in Men’s Basketball History. Larry coached several All Conference, All district and All American Student Athletes. His teams were known for their hard work, preparation, defense and fast break style. In 1998-99 he instituted a substitution system that used all 12-players who pushed the pace on offense and played full court defense.
Coach Doty has been a life-long educator and he currently teaches in the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Department at Linfield College. His is strengths are in teaching life-skills coach and leadership. He works with teams, individual players and done lecture demos for thousands of players and coaches through the Northwest.