In Memoriam: Wallace T. Dooley Jr. 1947-2015
Filed in In Memoriam on July 31, 2015
Wallace T. Dooley Jr., who served as an athletics administrator at several historically Black colleges and universities, died on July 21 in a hospice care center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 68 years old and had suffered from cancer.
Dooley was a graduate of Tennessee State University and served as the university’s associate athletics director for media relations from 2006 to 2012. Over a long career, he served as sports information director at Alabama A&M University, the University of the District of Columbia, Virginia State University, and North Carolina Central University.
In 2001, Dooley was appointed the media relations director and assistant commissioner for the Southwest Athletic Conference. He remained in that role before returning to his alma mater, Tennessee State University in 2006 as associate athletics director. Dooley was a founding member of the Black College Sports Information Directors Association.