FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2007
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Rock alumnus becomes conference's all-time career win leader
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. �- Denny Douds, a 1963 Rock graduate, recently became the all-time leader in career wins by a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference football coach.
Douds, who is in his 35th season as head coach at East Stroudsburg University, recorded his 213th career win Sept. 20 when his Warriors downed Shippensburg, 44-41. That win moved him ahead of former Millersville head coach Gene Carpenter, who won 212 games in 31 seasons (1970-2000).
A 1990 inductee into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame, Douds now owns a 214-140-3 record. His squad is currently 5-0 overall and 2-0 in PSAC-Eastern Division action as it prepares for a Saturday showdown with West Chester (3-2, 2-0).
Douds is a proud member of the "Charlie's Boys" group that includes former Rock student-athletes who played on teams coached by Charles Godlasky (1959-64). That group provided the basis for three straight trips (1961-63) to the PSAC "State Game," capped off by a championship effort in 1962.
Douds' career culminated in a Rock appearance in the 1963 All-Sports Bowl game vs. Northeast Oklahoma State and an NAiA All-America honor for the offensive lineman.
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