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Devil Pup Coach Nears Career Highlight

by Jessie Heath, Sports Editor for the Globe

The Globe
MCB Camp Lejeune | January 5, 2012

Lejeune High School basketball coach, center, celebrates with his team after they won the Onslow Classic Tournament.

Lejeune High School basketball coach, center, celebrates with his team after they won the Onslow Classic Tournament. | Photo: Jessie Heath

Most serious athletes dream of doing something big at least once in their athletic career. Some may dream about becoming an all-star or all-conference player while others dream of coaching or managing a big name team.

For Doug Erny, the dream began at Jacksonville High School, where he was a point guard. There, under the guidance of his high school coach Ray Durham, Erny began to recognize his passion for coaching. He watched the way his teammates and other students behaved around Durham, studied the method’s Durham used to coach his athletes.

In 1989, Erny took the plunge toward becoming a coach when he joined the White Oak High School junior varsity coaching staff in 1989. There, Erny spent one year under the guidance of Jack Bell, learning the in’s and out’s of how to be a good coach.

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