Donald Dollar, a long-time successful high school coach in Georgia, begins his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Seattle University men's basketball program alongside his son Cameron.
Dollar is in his 49th season (35 years as head coach) teaching and/or coaching. As a head coach in Georgia, his teams won over 660 games, ranking near the top of the list of Georgia boys high school basketball coaches. He earned three state championships, 16 regional titles, 11 appearances in the state semifinals, and eight chances at the state title. Over 35 players who played for Dollar have gone on to play at the Division I or Division II level, with four players reaching the ranks of professional basketball.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College in 1962, Donald Dollar began his coaching career at J.P. Carr High School, posting a 28-12 record over two seasons. He moved on to Eva Thomas High School, winning two state championships and averaging 24 wins per season from 1964 through 1971.
The majority of Dollar’s success came at Douglass High School, where in 22 seasons he led the boys’ varsity basketball team to 14 state tournaments, 11 regional titles, seven appearances in the state semifinals, five state title games, and the 1984 Georgia state championship.
After stints at Carver High School and Clarkston High School, Dollar became an assistant coach at his alma mater, helping Morehouse College win four conference regular season titles, three appearances in the conference tournament final, and two berths to the NCAA Tournament. For two seasons before coming to Seattle U, Dollar served as an assistant coach at the University of West Georgia.
Dollar was one of the top instructors and clinicians at the B/c Basketball Camp held in Georgia, Texas, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. He coached the Georgia AAU All-Stars against the Soviet Union National Team from 1989 to 1991. He was the head coach of the Georgia entry in the Boston Shootout and Director of the Big “D” All-Stars Basketball Camp. Dollar was the founder and director of the Metro Atlanta Summer Basketball League and the prestigious Peach State Holiday Basketball Classic.