Doro Kern started ski racing as a kid in Germany winning a number of state titles and a bronze medal at the national college championships. But she fell too much in love with the game of basketball and played basketball from age 12 -16 in the Junior National team and then at 16 as the youngest member in the German National team. She captained the National team and her Division I professional team for many years. Besides winning numerous National Championship titles, the highlights were winning the MVP Award from the German NBA in 1989 and playing against the Olympic Gold USA team including Cheryl Miller in a tournament.
After moving to the USA in 1995, Doro has been coaching skiing in the Bill Koch league, XC running and track with the Waltham track club and basketball. As a NENSA-certified coach, she joined the CSU coaching staff in 2011. One of her goals in coaching skiing is to encourage young athletes to dream big and to enjoy the journey to reach them. She likes to work on race strategy including little tricks, technique and mental toughness with athletes. And yes, she still competes in basketball (reigning World Champion, European Champion, winner of the World League in Masters basketball) and skiing, in addition her job as a Brandeis professor in Biochemistry.