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Dolan Chosen to Lead Secondary School Activities Commission


West Virginia school administrators named Ohio County assistant schools superintendent Bernie Dolan as executive director of the Secondary School Activities Commission.


The SSAC announced Dolan’s hiring Tuesday at a meeting at Stonewall Jackson Resort in Lewis County.

He’ll replace Gary Ray, who is retiring in January.


Dolan, 54, served as a coach, assistant athletic director and athletic director at Wheeling Park High School. He was the school’s principal from 2008 to 2012 before becoming a county school administrator.


He is a 1979 graduate of Wheeling Park and graduated from West Virginia University.


The SSAC oversees interscholastic athletics, cheerleading and band activities among its more than 280 member schools.