Hard Work Pays Off

Doug Scott was destined for greatness. He didn't just expect success--he knew a person had to work hard for it. All-American at Boise State. A three-time All-Star in the Canadian Football League. And now co-owner of a highly-successful company. Doug has been successful at everything he's done.

Doug Scott has always been a hard worker.  He constantly strived to get better and thanks to outstanding coaching at Boise State , he developed into the type of player he wanted to be.   

When he graduated in 1979, Scott set the school record with 325 career tackles.  He was still #2 in 1981 and #3 in 1984 and is still 11th in school history.  He was Honorable Mention All-American in 1978 and All-Big Sky Conference, Big Sky Defensive Most Valuable Player and named All-American his senior year by the Associated Press.   

Montreal of the Canadian Football League had been eyeing him all along and that accolade was all the proof they needed.  Scott was invited to the Alouette training camp in 1980.  Joe Galat, who was general manager off Montreal in 1980, liked what he saw.  "Doug had tremendous credentials coming out of Boise State and he showed he was a hell of a player with us right away." Galat and the Alouettes used their first round selection to draft Scott in the 1981 CFL Draft.  

Scott was an impact player almost immediately, becoming an All-Star in his second season.  An exhibition injury wiped out the entire 1983 season, but Scott came back to garner All-Star status again in 1984 and 1985.  An injury to the other knee kept him out in 1986 and Doug retired prior to the 1987 season.  

Following football, Scott's great work ethic continued to pay off.  He was successful at Zimcor selling industrial real estate and was a stock broker.  Then, Scott joined his brother-in-law, Jean Aucoin, who was starting an electronics business, as a partner.  The company bought merchandise from New York and sold it to stores in Montreal .  That small company is now known as Sonic Services, Inc. and handles $30 million in business each year.  They are Canada 's leader in refurbishing of the latest technologies in consumer electronics.  Sonic owns and operates its own fully vertically integrated refurbishing facility in St. Laurent , Quebec .   

Doug is a member of the Alouette Alumni Executive Committee.  He is also a former president of the Beaconsfield Golf Club.  He and his wife, Kim, and daughters Savannah and Rochelle live near the course.

 

 


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