Name: Doug Bennett

Nickname: Dougie, Doogs, DougE Fresh

Alma Mater: Penn State & UNC-Chapel Hill

Most Important Thing in Your Bag:

Quote/Lyric/Line that sums up Athletic Training For You:
No, we didn’t light it, but we tried to fight it


What’s your current gig?: Head Athletic Trainer Carolina Hurricanes

What’s a Day in the life like?:
Morning rehab, morning skate, some admin, prepare to play, PLAY

What is the Weirdest / Wildest / Most Interesting / Out there AT job you’ve ever worked?: Club Football at UNC where the game was delayed because the opposing team was waiting on their pants they shared with another team whose game ran late.

What has been the biggest change in the year of the pandemic?: Wearing a mask, checking test results, contact tracing, no fans, bubbles, not enough space provided.

Share your best Moment / Story / Anecdote as an AT: Watching a player return from an injury is always fun. When you put in the extra work and hours and the athlete appreciates it. I’ll always remember making the playoffs and the deep run we made in 2019. 

When you’re not on a sideline, where can we find you?: Chasing 2 kids or golfing, but probably chasing 2 kids.


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