Doro Kern started ski racing as a kid in Germany and won 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 ages 12-16 on the Junior National team, and then at 16 became the youngest member of 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 of her basketball career were winning the MVP Award from the German NBA in 1989 and then playing against the Olympic Gold medal winning USA team that included Cheryl Miller in a tournament.
After moving to the United States in 1995, Doro has coached 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 their dreams. She likes to work on race strategy including little tricks, techniques, 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 Professor of Biochemistry at Brandeis University.