Dr. David Dolch, Supervisor of Athletics for Carroll County Public Schools, was recently inducted into the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame. This recognition is given for the time, dedication and service that he devoted to the schools where he coached, the positive experience provided for his athletes, and the promotion of football in Maryland.
Dolch started his coaching career at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in 1977. From 1978 to 1983 he was an Assistant Coach the first year and Head Football Coach the following four years at Queen Anne’s County High School. He moved to the University of Northern Colorado 1983 where he was an Assistant Football Coach and Doctoral Program student until 1984. He then joined Delaware State University staff as an Assistant and Special Teams Coordinator for the team that won its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in school history.
Dolch became the Head Coach for Bowie State University in 1986, where he spent 3 years, 1 as Athletic Director. Previous teams had a combined record of 0-32—the nation’s longest losing streak in all divisions at the time. Dolch led the Bulldogs to a 9-1-1 record and the Division II National Playoffs during his third season as Head Coach. He earned the 1988 Washington Pigskin Club National Division II Coach of the Year Award for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s Maryland College Team of the Year Award for the 1988 season.
From 1988 to 1993, Dolch was Head Football Coach for 4 years and Athletic Director for 2 years at Morningside College in Iowa, where he took a previous winless season team leading them to a winning record in the 2nd season. For the next 8 years, Dolch served as Deputy and Deputy Superintendent for the Victor Cullen Academy and Executive Vice President of Operations for Youth Services International with operations in16 states.
Dolch was the Head Coach for Francis Scott Key High School in 2001, at St. Paul’s in Brooklandville from 2002 to 2009, and at Manchester Valley High School from 2009 to 2016. He has been Supervisor of Athletics for Carroll County Public Schools since 2016. He is responsible for 5,600 student athletes, 7 athletic directors, and 690 coaches, and has one of the highest participation rates in sports in the state.
Dolch is one of 96 superb high school coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame in its 31 year history. This year’s inductees were honored with a Ceremony at the 2019 Maryland Spring Game, and a plaque in his name is permanently placed in front of the University of Maryland Football Building.