Dr. Douglas Larish

Email: ddlarish@mpsaz.org
Phone: 480-472-5863


This semester I will be teaching Physical Education Activity classes. During my 25 years at Mesa High, I have also taught Strength & Conditioning, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Nutrition classes; for 17 years, I was the Head Strength & Conditioning coach and Director of the IronJack Fitness Center.  I have Bachelors, Masters, & PhD degrees in Exercise Science and over 40 years experience in training athletes and developing exercise programs.  Prior to teaching in the Mesa School district, I was a professor in the Department of Exercise Science at The University of Iowa and Arizona State University.  I have also taught Strength & Conditioning and Fitness classes for Chapman University and Mesa Community College.  In 2009, I was named the MPS Wellness Champion of the Year.