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Profile ~ Olive Nolan, Massachusetts - 1990

Olive Nolan, 2009 Olive is a former professor (retired) at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.  She is a life member of the MAHPERD and the Boston Board of Officials.  She coached field hockey, basketball, softball, and volleyball from 1948 to 1981, before the era of MIAIW, AIAW, and NCAA.  She was very active in establishing the first MIAIW volleyball tournament and coached the Regis College team to the Division III Championship.  She officiated many college volleyball matches and was instrumental in establishing the Volleyball Board of Officials.  As a member of the Boston Board of Officials, she participated in numerous rating sessions.  Olive was also involved in the establishment of many of our current local intercollegiate women’s varsity programs.

A SALUTE TO OLIVE NOLAN

OLIVE NOLAN is a former professor (retired) at RegisCollege, Weston, Massachusetts.  She is a life member of the AAHPERD and the Boston Board of Officials.  She coached field hockey, basketball, softball, and volleyball from 1948-1981, before the era of MAIAW, AIAU, and the NCAA.  She was very active in establishing the first MAIAW volleyball tournament and coached the Regis College team to the Division III championship.  She officiated many college volleyball matches, and was instrumental in establishing the Volleyball Board of Officials.  As a member of the Boston Board of Officials, she participated in numerous rating sessions.  Olive was also involved in the establishment of many of our current local intercollegiate women’s varsity programs.
(Above taken from the 1990 New Agenda: Northeast Hall of Fame induction program)

OLIVE NOLAN.  We salute you today…..

…for your skills as a tennis player at the LaSalle Seminary in Waltham, and as a skier in North Conway, NH in your youth.
ONolan3…for your success at Sargent College at Boston University and the positive influence you had on your classmates and others as a student.
…for leading Regis College in the right direction as a teacher, coach, and director of physical education and athletics from 1948-1988.

…for rejuvenating the volleyball board of officials in the 1970’s.

…for your untiring energy as a volleyball, basketball, and softball coach.

…for your play on the Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts state teams and as an officer.

…for your contributions to the basketball officials and volleyball officials organizations.

…for being part of the trio of NOLAN WOMEN who got so much done for girls and women’s sports.  Claire – the frontperson and spokesperson, Olive – the quiet force and worker in the background, and Margaret – who had the final word on all projects.

…for setting high expectations and high standards for all and raising students to the highest levels of achievement because they didn’t want to disappoint her.

...for having an influence on so many students as to their overall understanding
of themselves and the diversity that makes them unique.

…for being a mentor before mentors were popular. This is evident when all reunion classes want Olive Nolan to come back for their reunion.  The annual reunion luncheon is a Nolan sister run event.

…for helping with the development of the New Agenda: Northeast and its
programs since its inception, and using your connections at the Woodland
Country Club for hosting meetings, special events, and this Hall of Fame
Luncheon.

…for working with the MIAA as the girls’ golf tournament director and hosting the event here at the Woodland Golf Club.

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And, most of all, for being the woman of character, distinction, and direction throughout your years that many are proud to have as their role model.