"After each practice he would give the kids a word like ‘discipline.’ He would tell them the meaning and then quiz them on what it meant the next practice," Bevier's daughter Bria said over the loudspeaker Wednesday night at the Miller-Sibley Complex. Unbeknownst to "Coach Doug," several members of the community and his family arranged to honor him for his 30 years of coaching Little League in the Franklin area.
"He enjoyed when a player could make a head-ups play, but he loved when a player received all As on a report card or seeing a player get summer job more. He instilled in them what leadership was and how in everything you do in this life you lead by example, or lead by being vocal and picking your teammates up," his daughter continued.
Bevier's daughter said her dad has reached over 300 local kids over the years, instilling in them lessons on how to be successful in life. "Some of his lessons included responsibility, accountability, sportsmanship and that hard work pays off."
"Doug's contributions to this league and community will be felt in the hearts of the kids for a long time," his daughter concluded her speech. "Thank you Coach Doug, thank you Dad."