Doty joined the Spartans' coaching staff after four years as the head coach of Linfield College's (McMinnville, Ore.) women's soccer program. Doty left as the program's winningst coach in history, amassing a record of 70-28-8. During his first full season as head coach in 2009, he guided the Wildcats to their first winning season in history, and highest Northwest Conference finish in seven years.
In the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons, Linfield set school records in wins and Northwest Conference placing. The team racked up three-consecutive second place conference finishes in 2011, 2012, and 2013 under Doty. Twenty-seven (27) of his athletes earned all-conference honors, and four were awarded conference Offensive or Defensive Player of the Year awards.
As a collegiate coach, Doty places heavy emphasis on the importance of academics. Doty coached four Wildcats to NSCAA All-Region honors and two CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees.
While at Linfield, Doty also served as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team from 2007-13 and an assistant coach for the men's soccer team from 2007-08. His father, Larry Doty, was head coach of the men's basketball team for 26 years and is the winningest coach in program history.
Doty graduated from Santa Clara University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in management. Doty competed for the men's soccer team for two seasons.