Dolan begins his first year as the head men's golf coach at Catholic for the 2018-19 season. He joined the department on Oct. 10, 2017 after the University announced the return of men's golf for the first time in three decades and the addition of women's golf for the first time in school history.
Dolan comes to Catholic after spending the past three-plus seasons as head coach at Division II Shepherd. He has an extensive teaching background, serving as the PGA Professional at Locust Hill Golf Course in Charles Town, West Virginia after previously working as PGA Director of Instruction at National Golf Club in Fort Washington, Maryland.
In 2016, Dolan earned Mountain East Conference (MEC) Coach of the Year honors after leading Shepherd to its first conference title. He led Rams to the NCAA Atlantic Eastern Regionals in 2015 and 2016, the first appearances in program history. In addition, Ryan Crabtree was named MEC Men's Golf Player of the Year while Joey Burkinshaw and Brandon Dang also garnered All-MEC honors.
Dolan was also voted the No. 1 Teacher in the State of Maryland by Golf Digest in 2005-06 and was ranked among the "Best In State" by Golf Digest from 2007-11.
Dolan has also served as an adjunct professor at Salisbury and Maryland Eastern Shore where he taught golf to students of a variety of skill levels and experience. He was instrumental in establishing and developing the UMES Golf Academy.
A PGA professional with 20 years of experience, Dolan has served as a teaching professional at Nutters Crossing Golf Club in Salisbury and Clay-Kizer Golf Complex in Austin, Texas. He also had stints as a professional at Hartefield National in Avondale, Pa., and as director of instruction at Mountain Branch Golf Course in Joppa, Maryland.
Dolan earned his bachelor's degree from Greensboro in 1991. He gained Class A membership from the PGA in 1996.