Doug Riesenberg


Doug was a football, basketball and track standout at Moscow High where he graduated in 1983.

He received all-state honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman in football and helped Moscow capture the Class 2A title during his junior year. He earned all-league and all-state honors in basketball as the team’s center. He also was a three-time state champion in the discus.

Doug was heavily recruited for football out of high school and he chose the University of California to continue his football career, and to study electrical engineering and computer science. He played on the defense for three seasons before he was moved to the offensive line his final year.

The move paid dividends for Doug, who at the time was 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds. In the spring following his senior year, the New York Giants selected Doug in the sixth round of the 1987 NFL draft. He spent the next nine years with the Giants at right tackle and started every game he played in the after his rookie season, including the team’s Super Bowl victory over Buffalo in 1991. In his first two starts, he lined up across from Charles Mann and Reggie White.

He spent the first five seasons under coach Bill Parcells, who retired after the Super Bowl win.

Doug played his final season with Tampa Bay and started all 10 games he played in before a knee injury ended his career. Overall, he played in 145 games and made 132 consecutive starts.

After his retirement, he and his family lived in Ross, Calif., where he coached the offensive line at Redwood High in Larkspur, Cal. He also served as offensive coordinator for the team in 2000 when it won the league title.

The family then moved to Corvallis, Ore., so Doug could complete his undergraduate degree. Doug attended Oregon State University and completed his engineering and educational studies in 2005.  Doug also coached four years at Corvallis High.

After earning his degree, Doug taught math in Lebanon, Ore., for two years and served as offensive line coach at Philomath High School. He then joined the Crescent Valley High staff in Corvallis, where he teacher Geometry and Algebra 1 mainly to 9th and 10th graders. He also has coached the offensive line at Crescent High for nearly a decade.

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