Born and raised in Minnesota, Courtney was fortunate enough to be introduced to basketball at a very early age. Since graduating from Chaska High School and winning Miss Basketball Minnesota in 2008, Courtney has continued to stay involved with her passion for basketball. She was a 4-year scholar athlete and letter winner at the University of Michigan and was recognized as a Big Ten Conference Honorable Mention performer her senior year, while also helping lead Michigan to their first NCAA Tournament birth in 10 years. Courtney then went on to be a Division I assistant basketball coach at Northern Kentucky University where she helped lead NKU to two consecutive winning seasons and post-season tournaments. After two rewarding seasons at Northern Kentucky, Courtney moved to Israel with her husband (Stuart Douglass), where they have been ever since.
Courtney was lucky enough to have a former University of Michigan professor introduce her to PeacePlayers, and it really seemed to be a perfect fit. As a player and coach, Courtney saw first hand how sport, specifically basketball, could be used as a tool to bring so many different types of people together. She feels extremely fortunate to be able to continue her passion for teaching and coaching with PPI-ME. Courtney currently lives with her husband in Nahariya (Northern Israel) where she provides support to our coaches and participants.