Doug Barnette has quickly risen to the top of the sports management business. Since 1996, Barnette has taken his one-man management and marketing company from a client list that started with former Carolina Panther, Mike Minter, to a client list of NFL players, basketball coaches, race car drivers, and Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to his leap into the world of sports marketing and management, Barnette spent his entire life around basketball, including a professional career that included a tour with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, playing for the opposing team, the Washington Generals. He also served as a paratrooper in the United States Army following high school, serving in Central America and Operation Desert Storm as an airborne medic.
In addition to his daily commitments, Doug Barnette has shown tremendous commitment to his community.
A supporter of his hometown of Danville, Illinois, Barnette serves on the board of Crime Stoppers, as well as contributes financially to the Danville community. He is a regular supporter of youth sports in the Danville area and is also a weekly sponsor of Danville High School football. In 2007, Barnette made a significant financial contribution to the Danville Family YMCA in order that the gymnasium floor would be named after his high school basketball coach, Gene Gourley. He also has contributed financially to ensure that many youth programs in the Danville community would operate, regardless of budget restraints.
In his spare time, Doug travels around the country speaking in schools and making our youth aware of the dangers and problems related to drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, etc.