Jerry Doerger started his official coaching career almost 50 years ago at Moeller High School. After four years of coaching freshman and reserve teams, Doerger started as the coach of the Varsity Basketball team in 1966. He took a team that went 7-13 during his first year of coaching to a team five years later that went 21-3 and won the District title. His basketball teams had winning records every single year after that first season. His career record at Moeller was 71-34.
Doerger left Moeller in 1971 to become an Assistant Coach at Xavier University. When the head coach was fired a year later, Doerger unfortunately needed a new job as well. Doerger worked out of education for a few years. After a brief coaching hiatus, Doerger became the coach at McNicholas High School in 1975. His career there spanned 28 years and was full of great success. His overall coaching record was 380-261. Doerger’s teams were Sectional Champs 15 times, District Runners-up 4 times, District Champions 10 times, Regional Runners-up 4 times, and Regional Champs 5 times.
In 2004, Jerry Doerger took over the program at Clermont Northeast. Over the past seven years, he has amassed an 86-59 record. His teams have consistently improved over the years and he will continue to mold and shape young players into quality citizens. He is currently an assistant Varsity coach atLakota East High School.
One of Jerry’s favorite quotes is, “Don’t care how much you know or done—but how much you care about me and this team” and his response is always, “I CARE!” Jerry Doerger’s extensive coaching career along with the impact he has had on the lives of thousands of young people shows how much he truly cares.