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As the Assistant Director of Campus Recreation for Adapted Sports and Recreation at the University of Texas at Arlington, Doug Garner works to provide sport programs and opportunities for active participation of students with disabilities, injured service veterans and members of the community who face physical challenges. He also serves as Head Coach of the University of Texas Arlington Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Team - the Movin’ Mavs. Over the past seven years, he has worked to increase the number of students with disabilities attending the University and has increased programs for and participation of students with physical disabilities from a wheelchair tennis team, to an adapted track and field team and has introduced a Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, the Lady Movin’ Mavs to the campus. Under his leadership, participation of students on campus in adapted programs has risen to almost three dozen UTA Students in 2015, over 1,700 community participants in a variety of adapted special events, and over 500 annual participation opportunities for this population.