Douglas Barnes Receives Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Award from McDaniel College

Douglas Barnes of Ellicott City, Md., is a 1979 alumnus of McDaniel College

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WESTMINSTER, MD (10/25/2013)(readMedia)-- Douglas Barnes of Ellicott City, Md., is a recipient of the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award from McDaniel College. He is a 1979 alumnus of the college.

Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame award is presented to a graduate and former athlete who has performed outstandingly as an undergraduate athlete and who has contributed to society since leaving the college.

Douglas Barnes competed as a varsity striker and center midfielder on the soccer team during his four years at the college. He served twice as co-captain of the soccer team and was named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 1976, 1977 and 1978. In 1978, he made first team All Middle Atlantic Conference, All Tourney Team at the Towson Invitational Tournament, and also earned an All South honorable mention. A biology major, he was a member of the Beta Beta Beta Honor Society. He also played one year of varsity tennis.

After college, Barnes played Division I soccer for the Baltimore Kickers for six years while attending the University of Maryland Dental School. He is currently a professor and chair of the Department of General Dentistry and director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Maryland Dental School. There, he works with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Health Care for the Homeless to provide free dental work to homeless veterans.

He and his wife of 30 years, Chris, have six children that all play soccer. He coaches youth soccer, basketball and baseball and is a FIFA licensed referee. The Soccer Association of Columbia presented him with the Male Coach of the Year award in 2010 and the Polly Carlin Award in 2011 for his service.

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McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "40 Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its hallmark faculty-student collaborations in research, teaching and mentoring plus hundreds of leadership and service opportunities enrich a lively learning experience that is rooted in a personalized interdisciplinary and global curriculum. Innovative January courses take students to points all over the world while McDaniel's degree-granting European campus offers a unique opportunity for international study at the only American university in Budapest, Hungary. A diverse and close-knit community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,560 part-time graduate students, McDaniel also boasts a spectacular 160-acre hilltop campus in Westminster, Md., an hour or less from Baltimore, D.C., the Chesapeake Bay, an Amtrak station and BWI international airport.