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.

Doug is an ultramarathoner and marathoner who has participated in some of the world’s biggest and most challenging running events, including the Boston Marathon, Berlin Marathon, New York City Marathon, Death Valley Marathon, Marine Corps Marathon and many others. He values his time in the mountains and has competed in ultramarathons in both the Estrella Mountains in Arizona and Spring Mountains in Nevada, while also spending a significant amount of time running and competing in races in the mountains in historic Leadville, Colorado, the highest incorporated city in the United States, at 10,200-feet.  Doug has also served as a pacer to the legendary Marshall Ulrich in the Badwater 135, the world’s toughest foot race.

In his spare time, Doug travels around the country speaking to students, businesses and organizations about his journey in life.  Topics range from his personal relationship with Jesus Christ to marriage, business and running.