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HOF Coach Profile: Bishop Ward's Dennis Dorr 8/24Photo Credit: Dennis Dorr

Coach Dennis Dorr began his 25-year career in 1977 as the head coach at Bishop Hogan. Then in 1986 Coach Dorr moved north of the river to coach the Warriors of St. Pius X for 3-seasons before arriving at Bishop Ward, his alma mater, in 1986. As an athlete at Ward, Dorr was a member of the 1971 State Championship Team and earned All-State and All-Metro Honors in 1972. Coach Dorr’s Cyclone team found sustained success ending his career tied with Tom Dorney for most wins in school history and Coach of the Year honors in 1989 and 1991. 

A former player of Coach Dorr commented, “One of the greatest lessons learned from him is to be humble. His teams weren’t always the most talented, but they were disciplined and very physical. He made such an impact on my life that I viewed him as a second father figure.”

 Coach Dorr was selected into the Benedictine College Hall of Fame in 2006.