"This project has historic implications. Dan Doyle is one of the greatest men I have ever worked with." - General Colin Powell in his keynote speech at the World Youth Peace Summit

Daniel E. Doyle, Jr.

Dan DoyleDaniel E. Doyle, Jr. is Founder and Chair of the Institute for International Sport.  Due to the success of the World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit, Mr. Doyle and the Institute for International Sport helped establish The Middlebury College Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Mr. Doyle graduated from Bates College, where he was co-captain of the men's varsity basketball team and later served as a Trustee. He is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. Mr. Doyle also holds two honorary doctorates for his work in sports education.

As a highly successful men's basketball coach, Mr. Doyle compiled a record of 142-45. In his final season at Trinity College, when his team went 22-4, he was named New England College Coach of the Year. The Sporting News selected him as one of the most influential people in American sport.

Mr. Doyle is the author of the acclaimed novel Are You Watching, Adolph Rupp?, which was favorably reviewed in over 50 publications, and by famed author James Michener, who wrote, "Exceptional… Impressive…I envy Doyle's skill in keeping the readers' attention." Mr. Doyle also wrote The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by a distinguished group of educators, authors, and physicians, and which has already won two major book awards. Mr. Doyle is a regular guest on ESPN's Outside The Lines, as well as other programs on CNN, Fox News, and ABC.

Mr. Doyle founded the Institute for International Sport in 1986 at the University of Rhode Island. The Institute is now considered by many to be the foremost sports education initiative in the world. Among the programs Mr. Doyle conceived at the Institute are National Sportsmanship Day and the World Scholar-Athlete Games.

Dr. Richard Lapchick, one of the nation's leading sports educators, has remarked, "Dan Doyle continues to do the most amazing work I know of in the world of sport. The sheer magnitude and depth of the programs Dan has put out and the writings he has produced have made a greater contribution to the world of sport than anybody I can think of."

Mr. Doyle has received numerous awards, including induction into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame and the prestigious Terence Cardinal Cooke Humanitarian Award. Mr. Doyle lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with his wife, Katherine. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle are the parents of six children: Daniel III, Matthew, Andrew, Margaret, Caroline and Julie.

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In April 2011, Dan Doyle received a special alumni honoree award from his high school alma mater, St. John's High in Shrewsbury, MA.  Read the tribute, written by Joan Hodskins, St. John's High parent.