Baseball and Officiating, 1951-55
A native of Chicago, Ill., Dolack spent his formative years in Carney and was a baseball letter winner at Ferris. He also began an illustrious officiating career by working intramural games. The Pharmacy grad later worked various college leagues, the Continental Football League and National Basketball Association (NBA) before joining the National Football League (NFL) in 1966 where he was a field judge for 25 years. He worked Super Bowl IX and called the game-winning NFL record tying 63-year field goal by the New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey against the Detroit Lions in 1970. He's also among a select few who officiated NFL games for 24 or more years and who are honored with a display in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Dolack previously served as a retail and medical care pharmacist and still evaluates NFL and collegiate officials. He's also an officer of the Muskegon County Goodwill Industries and a member of the Norton Shores City Council. Dolack joined the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, was the first official to join the American Football Association's Minor Pro Football League Hall of Fame in 1987 and joined the UP Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He and his wife, Pat, whom he met in Morley while working a game, have two sons, Rick and Dave, one daughter, Jan, and eight grandchildren.