Douglas Carey '56
In the 1950’s Cathedral High School was one of the larger schools in the state of Vermont with over 1100 young people making up the student body. There were also fewer athletic opportunities, as sports such as lacrosse, field hockey, and soccer had yet to make their way into the high school arena. So when a student athlete is able to be a four year starter on the varsity football team, as well as play basketball, baseball, and then track, that is a worthy accomplishment, and Doug Carey accomplished all of that and more as a student at Cathedral.
Doug Carey arrived on campus in the fall of 1952 and made a name for himself as an athlete to watch as he emerged as a starter on the varsity football team. He also played JV basketball, baseball and participated in intramurals. Stunt Nite of freshman year remains a special memory for Doug, and he participated in the “Living Rosary” that year as well.
As quite often happens with students following freshman year, Doug started to see the possibilities and participated in more activities as a sophomore. He retained his starting spot on the varsity football team and JV basketball, but added track and manager of the baseball team. He also was a member of the Spotlite staff and Student Council and participated in the May Crowning and Stunt Nite. He lived out his Catholic faith as he joined the Sodality group
Junior and senior years his commitments continued through football, and basketball and track. He continued on the Spotlite staff, participating in the Living Rosary, May Crowning, Stunt Nite, added the Tower board, and became an officer in the Sodality group and Student Council-serving as President of Student Council senior year! Doug recalls defeating BFA 55-0 in football during his junior year as a high point on the grid iron. Accolades tend to follow a student like this, and this was true with Doug. In addition to his many Varsity Letters, Doug was selected as the Outstanding Athlete of his graduating class, received the “Good Citizenship Award” from Balfour, and was named to the 3rd team All-American All Catholic Football Team.
Doug graduated from Cathedral and found a career in computer programming: working for the State of Vermont, a Senior Analyst at IBM, a Manager at Motorola, and a Director at UNISYS Corp, ultimately owning his own consulting firm with Carey Consulting Inc. Doug married Myrna Samson and they have four children, Jeffrey, Lynn, John, and Lori. He is retired and currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.