Brian Dovey was Glen Rock High School’s first three-sport superstar. He received All Suburban honors in football and basketball as senior and set league track records in both the 100 yard dash and 220 yard dash. He also played baseball and some golf.
The 1958 Football Team was Glen Rock’s first Varsity Football Team. Brian at quarterback and 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Stanley at halfback led the team to a 7-1 record. Brian was the leading scorer on the team – and the leading scorer in the Northwest Bergen County (“Suburban”) Area — with 76 points. He was named to the 1st Team, All North Jersey Conference, the 1st Team, All Suburban and the 4th Team, All County. The team’s most exciting game was a 21-20 triumph over Wood Ridge as a result of Brian’s late 91-yard kickoff return.
That winter Brian led Glen Rock’s Basketball Team to its first winning record and was named to the 2nd Team, All NJC and to the All Suburban team.
Brian could run. His time of 22.8 in the 220 was the school’s record until 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Flynn ran that race in 21.9 in 1965. Brian finished first in the 220 and finished second in both the 100 and the broad jump at the NJC Championship in the spring of 1959. During the season, Brian also anchored the team’s 440 and 880 relay teams.
Brian graduated with a Mathematics degree from Colgate and an MBA from Harvard and is currently a partner at Domain Associates (a venture capital firm). Brian has served on 35 boards and been chairman of six in a wonderfully successful career in health care. He married a very pretty cheerleader and his high school sweetheart, Betty Hartzell , and they live near Philadelphia – as do their three daughters and eight grandchildren