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- January 11, 2024
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Mike Doviak graduated from Kulpmont High School in 1964; he last graduating class before its merger with Mount Carmel in 1965. Mike earned 10 varsity letters for the Wildcats; four in basketball, three in football, and three in baseball. He was an end in football, pitched and played the outfield in baseball, and was the center on the basketball team for coach Ed Stavinski. He also served as president of his class during his junior and senior years.
Doviak was awarded a basketball scholarship to Alfred University and began his studies there in the fall of 1964. He played basketball for four years for the Saxons and also threw the javelin on the track team. Mike graduated in 1968 as the all time leading rebounder in school history and left himself as the second leading scorer in the Saxon record book. He averaged over 20 points per game as a senior. He was voted to the weekly “all-east” team on four separate occasions during his career. Mike was inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
Following his graduation from Alfred in 1968. Mike attended graduate school at Bucknell University, majoring in mathematics. While at Bucknell, he renewed relationships with several local athletes who were also attending Bucknell, including his brother Greg, who was a sophomore at the time. While at Bucknell, he continued playing basketball recreationally and spent more time than he should have on the university golf course.
Mike attended the University of Florida from 1970-1975, and received his Ph.D in statistics in March of 1975. As a graduate assistant in the Department of Statistics at Florida, he had the opportunity to do some teaching, enjoyed it and decided to make teaching his career.
After completing his graduate work at Florida, Mike accepted a position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is currently employed. It was there that he met his wife Sue, an instructor in the Department of Economics. They currently reside, with their daughter Meaghan, about a mile from the Old Dominion University campus.
Today, Mike joins brother Greg as an inductee in the Ed Romance Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.