Doug Dugan Excellence Award

Doug Dugan Excellence Award

The American University Department of Athletics and Recreation is honored to establish the Doug Dugan Excellence Award. 

This award is named in memory of soccer alumnus and beloved husband, father and friend, Doug Dugan '81, who died on July 18, 2016. Doug's family, former teammates and classmates remember him as a high-quality player, dedicated teammate and fun-loving individual who remained selfless and ever upbeat as he battled a debilitating disease his entire adult life.

This memorial aims to capture Doug's spirit and preserve it as a perpetual example for every Eagles soccer player in the future. 

"We are proud to have Doug Dugan's name on this award," says former men's soccer head coach Todd West, "The commitment to his family, teammates and fellow alumni will forever remind us what it means to balance excellence with humility and friendship."

The award will be given annually to the AU men's soccer player who embodies the attitudes and attributes of leadership and excellence, characteristics for which Doug is fondly remembered – on and off the pitch.   Awarded by fellow teammates and the coaching staff, the awardee will have shown dedication to the team, determined work ethic and a selfless spirit that lifted his teammates to their optimal level.

We ask those who wish to contribute in Doug's name to contact the American University Department of Athletics at 202-885-3025.  Donation checks can be made payable to "American University Athletics" and sent to American University Athletics, 2nd Floor-Bender Arena, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016.  Please note the Doug Dugan Excellence Award in the memo section of your check.

All donations will support the annual presentation of the award and benefit the American University Men's Soccer program. The full announcement can be read HERE.

Previous Award Winners
2019 — To be announced on April 6, 2019
2018 — Tim Neumann
2017 — Panos Nakhid


Senior Joe Iraola (L) and freshman Tim Neumann (R) wearing DUGAN 10 black armbands this season in honor of deceased alumnus Doug Dugan '81