Douglas Roy Sauter, “Coach”

Yukon, Oklahoma

Coach Sauter is one of Oklahoma City’s best known, most beloved characters, and one of my best friends from the first day I landed there. Doug is one of America’s most successful minor league ice hockey coaches, with successful teams in Calgary, West Virginia, Ohio, and Oklahoma City. He is also a fine horseman, particularly with draft horses, and he also sends many good Thoroughbred prospects to Canada every year for top Chuck Wagon Racing teams. Most notably, though, Doug gives generously of his time and talents to all kinds of youth development programs, from FFA to the Children’s Miracle Network. He touches more lives than most pastors.