Mike Doran joined the staff of the Alma College softball program in 2007 after two years coaching football for the Maroon and Cream. Prior to joining Alma College, Doran coached 31 very successful seasons at the high school level at Ithaca (Mich.) and East Lee Co. (Fla.) as a softball, wrestling and football coach, retiring in 2005.
In 2002, he was named the Assistant Coach of the Year in Michigan and was inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003.
At Alma, Doran as been an assistant football coach and mathematics instructor. He is currently in his fifth year of teaching math at Lansing Catholic Central High School where is also the assistant varsity football coach.
A native of Saginaw, Mich. Doran earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Central Michigan University. He and his wife Kathy reside in Ithaca. They have two daughters; Bethany '05 and Allison '09.