Doug Gonring played collegiately at
Florida Atlantic University and is part of that school's Baseball
Hall of Fame. FAU's first baseball coach, Steve Traylor, described
Gonring as "one of the program's greatest run producers."
Gonring brought a wealth of baseball experience to CUW in 2005, having spent several seasons as a catcher in the Houston Astro and Toronto Blue Jay's organizations prior to professional baseball retirement in 1988.
After taking the head coaching reins at West Bend East in 1994, Gonring led the Suns to State baseball titles in 1999 and 2002. Former Falcons Josh Heisdorf, Troy Riehl and Adam Rohlinger played high school baseball for Gonring and earned state titles at WBE.
During his nine high school coaching seasons in West Bend East, Gonring developed numerous players who have made names for themselves in the professional ranks. For example, former Suns hurlers Jason Wiedmeyer (San Diego Padres) and Mike Mueller (Atlanta Braves) pitched professionally after college and thid baseman Ryan Rohlinger plays for the San Francisco Giants.
Gonring resides in Kewaskum, Wis., with his wife Karen and children Lauren and Tony. He is also the head baseball coach at Kewaskum High School. The Falcon lineup is loaded with Washington County players recruited by Gonring and 2009 National statistical champion Jon Olla formerly played for Doug at Kewaskum High School.