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Following the 2016 season, Doud was elevated to a full-time assistant coach.
During his time at Kalamazoo Valley, the Cougars baseball team received team academic honors from both the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) in consecutive years.
Doud began his coaching career at his alma mater, Hope College in Holland, Mich., in 2009. After a season, he made the move to Valdosta State, helping guide the team to a 2010 Gulf South Conference Championship and a NCAA South Regional berth. Overall, in three seasons at Valdosta State, the team compiled a record of 92-63.
Doud's coaching experience includes a summer with the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes Collegiate League in 2011.
Originally from Portage, Mich., Doud played collegiate baseball, first at the junior college level at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich., before finishing his career at Hope College. At Lake Michigan, Doud hit .370 while starting all 45 games as a freshman in 2006, collecting 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs among his 51 hits. He scored 33 runs and drove in 39 while successfully stealing eight bases on 10 attempts, earning second team All-MCCAA accolades.
Playing as a catcher at NCAA Division III member, Hope College, Doud and the Dutchmen won the 2007 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship and went on to compete in the NCAA Regional. During his senior season, Doud batted .349 in 34 starts.