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Western Md. to name Dolch football coach


Former Bowie State football coach Dave Dolch is expected to be named head football coach at Western Maryland College this morning.

Dolch, who was a defensive back for the Green Terrors in the mid-1970s, apparently was chosen over four other finalists who were interviewed for the Division III job.

Western Maryland officials have scheduled a news conference at 11:45 to introduce the new coach.

Dolch said last night that he could not comment. However, Dolch said in late January that he was pursuing the job.

Ethan Seidel, a member of the search committee and a Western Maryland professor, said: "Any one of the five candidates we interviewed would make a good choice."

But a source close to the Western Maryland program said: "Dave Dolch has the right people behind him. I hear he's going to get the job."

Dolch is now working as associate director for Youth Services International at Victor Cullen Academy in Sabillasville in northern Frederick County. He took the position after resigning as head football coach at Division II Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, in January.

The other four candidates interviewed were Frank Tivani, head coach at Lafayette; Walter Barr, former head coach at Shepherd; Tim Keating, head coach at Wesley College in Dover, Del., and Bob Benson, assistant coach at Johns Hopkins, sources said.

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