Douglas Hammonds Death, Obituary – Douglas “Doug” Reed Hammonds, who was 57 years old at the time of his untimely death, went away unexpectedly in his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on the morning of January 24, 2023. Doug Hammonds was welcomed into this world on April 25th, 1965, by his parents, Geraldine “Geri” Hammonds and Norman “Dale” Hammonds. He began his secondary education at Westfield High School in Coloma, Wisconsin, after moving with his family from Missouri to Wisconsin. Specifically, they settled in Coloma, Wisconsin.
Doug was the first student ever from Westfield High School to be selected for the Wisconsin All-Star Basketball team in the program’s annals. Doug was a top performer on the basketball court for his school. He decided to pursue his goals by enrolling in the basketball program at Evangel University in Missouri, which is located in the state of Missouri. On September 4, 1993, he wed the lady who would go on to become the love of his life, Yvette Hammonds.
The wedding took place in Wautoma, Wisconsin. Soon after the wedding, they uprooted their lives and moved to Fond du Lac in Wisconsin. Doug’s first season as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, took place in the year 1994. He was hired for the position the previous year. During the ten years that he was the head coach of the squad, he earned the most wins of any head coach in the annals of the program’s history. In 1999, he started working at Marian University, and almost immediately afterward, he was promoted to the role of Athletic Director.
He held this position with distinction until 2011. At Marian University, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the year 2014, marking the occasion. He had a deep passion for both athletics and coaching, both of which he intended to deepen his involvement in at some point in the future. He served as the head basketball coach for his oldest daughter Abigail’s travel basketball team from the time she was in the fourth grade until she was in the eighth grade. Abigail played basketball throughout these years. Doug was happiest when he was able to spend his time outside, even though he could have been more productively employed.