Victor B. Dall
- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 20, 2023
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“Vic” Dall was a big, strong, tough, intelligent, mostly quiet guy who was universally requested by people who knew him as an athlete, official, and school administrator.
Viewed from the perspective of a seventh grader, he was imposing…a guy so big he seemed to fill up the room. You just knew that he was not a guy seventh graders messed around with too much.
He was a member of the 1927 State Championship Team. (Was there any one on that team who was not successful in life as they were athletically?) From there he went on to Villanova University where he played the other end opposite Mike terry. Their coach at Villanova was Harry Stuhldreher, one of the immortal “Four Horsemen.”
After graduation he returned to Kulpmont as an assistant to Mike Terry, and after a year let to join Walter Levine’s staff in Mount Carmel. When Levine was replaced by Al Jones he continued as an assistant for another three years. In 1937 he was co-coach of the Tornadoes, along with Joe Ambrose. After a year he left coaching and became a PIAA Official, and became one of the most respected officials in the area.
He continued as an official until 1950, when he was persuaded by Mike Terry to coach linemen for the Tornadoes. He remained in that capacity until 1956, when he again gave it up and concentrated on his administrative duties as principal of Mt. Carmel Junior High School.
Vic was an excellent administrator, and was instrumental in setting up the jointures between Mount Carmel and Moutn Carmel Township, and later the addition of Centrailia, Kulpmont, and Marion Heights.
“The Bull”, as he was known to a generation of students, was a respected and admired member of the community. A terrific athlete who was also an exemplary student and teacher. He is a wonderful addition to our Hall of Fame.