Doug Ingram


Doug Ingram is a native Texan, who owes everything to sports and particularly swimming. After starting the sport late, Don Easterling took a chance and invited an unknown, minimally talented high school senior onto his squad at UT-Arlington. Inspired by Coach Easterling and TSDHOF teammates, Doug Russell and Ric Nesbit, Ingram decided on a career that began in Dallas. Oak Cliff, Dallas Carter, SMU and the Dallas Swim Club prepared him for a move to Midland. His time at City of Midland was highlighted by national finalists, National Age Group record holders, and a second-place team title at the Texas Age Group (TAGS) championships. From COM, Doug was hired by Indian River Community College (IRCC). During his tenure, IRCC won seven NJCAA Team titles, and Coach Ingram was selected National Coach of the Year six times. Southern Illinois University (SIU) came calling, and Doug’s SIU teams had multiple NCAA individual finalists and top-20 team finishes. Doug wrapped up his swimming coaching career with his athletes achieving 173 all-American awards (HS, NJCAA, NCAA). In addition he served on the USA Swimming Olympic International Committee for 12 years, including eight as the chair. He also served on the American Swim Coaches (ASCA) board for nine years and was president for two years. After 23 years of coaching, Doug moved to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). He has had the privilege to serve Team USA at 14 Olympic Games (two with USA Swimming and 12 with the USOC). Doug has been married to Susie, formerly of Midland, Texas, for 40 years, and they have two children and four grandchildren. Outside of work, Doug is an avid mountaineer, having summited Mt. Everest as well the highest peaks on four other continents.