Doug Goodale spent eleven years teaching English at the secondary level at two Benedictine Catholic Schools. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in American Studies in 2001. Doug Goodale of Morristown was in the Masters in Education program at Seton Hall University and graduated in May 2012. He was a New England Champion wrestler in high school, and an All-New England Cross-Country runner at Thayer Academy.