Sam Dolan

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Sam Dolan
Samuel Michael Dolan - Oregon.jpg
Biographical details
Born1884 (1884)
DiedDecember 30, 1944(1944-12-30) (aged 59–60)
Bend, Oregon
Playing career
1906–1909Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1911–1912Oregon Agricultural
Head coaching record

Samuel Michael Patrick "Rosey" Dolan (1884 – December 30, 1944)[1] was an American football player and coach. He played for the University of Notre Dame and coached at Oregon State University, then known as Oregon Agricultural College.

Playing career[edit]

Dolan played football at Notre Dame from 1906 to 1909. While at Notre Dame, Dolan was a four-year starter a right guard. In his four seasons as a player, the Fighting Irish were 27–2–2.[2]

Dolan also attended school at Oregon Agricultural College in 1909, however did not play football for OAC.[3]

Collegiate coaching[edit]

In 1911, Dolan became the head football coach at Oregon State. During that 1911 season, OAC did not play their in state rivals, the University of Oregon. There was no Civil War game that year due to a riot at the game the year before. The OAC student body decided to cancel all athletic events between the two schools for the 1911 season. The Civil War was brought back for the 1912 season, however it was not played on the campus of OAC. The game was moved to neutral site in Albany, Oregon. The neutral field idea came from an Albany cigar-maker named Billy Eagles, who was the brother-in-law to Coach Dolan.[4]

Dolan served as the head coach for two seasons, posting an 8–6 overall record.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1911–1912)
1911 Oregon Agricultural 5–2
1912 Oregon Agricultural 3–4
Oregon Agricultural: 8–6
Total: 8–6


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Notre Dame's All-Time Lineups" (PDF). Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  3. ^ "Carry Me Back-Beaver Eclips". Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  4. ^ "Home Sweet Home". Retrieved January 9, 2008.
  5. ^ "Oregon State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 24, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2008.