Sport and Wellness: Finding Multiple Roads to Resiliency with Doug Pflug


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Doug Pflug turned 54 a few weeks ago and wants everyone to know that he's doing okay. His body might be 54 but his passion and mind is still in its early 20's. This episode has some inspirational storytelling from Doug, including the discouragement one teacher gave him, and he advice his father taught him when he was in grade 7 that shaped who he is today. Doug also recounted his last days in grade 12 when he last spoke to a classmate who would perish in the 1985 Air India bombing. It was that incident that Doug knew he would work in policing. In the later years, he showed his value in training athletes like Todd Bertuzzi and Jeff O'Neill over the course of a summer. Today he is the strength and conditioning coach of the Guelph Gryphons football team. Doug spent 18 years working with the Guelph Storm and spent some time working with the University of West Virginia Hockey team. You will hear Doug's story and how an empathetic soul like Doug copes with some of the harder days when policing. He also has some great advice to make the world a better place including making at least 10 people smile everyday! Also ask yourself: "Who was I? Who am I? And who do I want to be moving forward?" Doug continues to be a coach, councillor, and mentor. His website is Rise Up and Excel and there you can find links to his blog, and more. Connect to Doug's personal account on LinkedIn, and Twitter. And his Iron Will 360 Accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Search out the hashtag #RiseUpAndExcel and you'll be in good hands. See for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at

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