After going 8-2 in 2011, it appeared Doane was going to take a step backwards. The Tigers dropped to 7-3 in 2012 — 6-3 in the GPAC — but they made their presence known in the conference.
The Tigers racked up the third most points per game in the conference (30.2) and held opponents to just 18.6 points per game. Doane started the season 4-1 and ended on a three-game win streak. With the Tigers returning seven starters on both sides of the ball, anticipation is high at Doane.
"We're optimistic about this season. Just as any coach is going to say, we have to stay healthy and our best players have to play to their potential," said Doane assistant coach Chris Bessler.