Mims elected to Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame

Published 11:34 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

DOTHAN – To classify Doug Mims as a “former” Trojan would be incorrect. As president of the Troy National Alumni Board of Directors, he is still very much a part of not only the football program he once played for but the university as a whole.

In recognition of his accomplishments, Mims was elected to the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame earlier this week.

“It’s an honor; Dothan is my hometown and to be recognized like this is unbelievable,” Mims said.

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Mims played both quarterback and defensive bac at Dothan High School.

Mims was a redshirt freshman in 1987 when he left his first impression in Troy history. In the Division II national championship game, Mims intercepted a Portland State pass that lead to a Troy State touchdown propelling them to a 31-17 victory.

“I really wanted to score after I picked it off, but they ran me down” Mims said. “Our offence would score later but I’ll never forget that play.”

Rick Rhodes and Robert Maddox would coach Mims in his time at Troy.

“Coach (Rick) Rhodes really changed my life; the things he taught us have really stuck with me.”

Currently, Mims is an accounting partner at Carr, Riggs, and Ingram in Dothan.

According to their website, 29 of its 141 WSHOF members have ties to Troy University.

Among other Troy-related inductees are: Larry Blakeney, Don Maestri, Chase Riddle, Gene Dews, and Tony Kirkland.

Mims has also been instrumental in the Trojan Warriors program and the creation of Troy University’s Sports Hall of Fame.