Cashdollar will be enshrined at SV
Butler Eagle
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September 5, 2012

This is the fifth in a series of seven articles profiling the Seneca Valley Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012.

GROVE CITY — As far as Halls of Fame go, it’s Dave Cashdollar who would induct Seneca Valley.

“It’s an great honor,” said Cashdollar, soon to be one of Seneca Valley’s newest members. “I’m sure I gained more from the school than they gained from me. I got a great education and great preparation going on.

“It’s nice to be recognized. There are some very outstanding athletes and people from the past. I’m humbled to be included with those who are there,” Cashdollar added.

Cashdollar, who graduated in 1967, excelled in both football and basketball for the school that became Seneca Valley when he was a sophomore.

Cashdollar, of Grove City, played fullback-halfback on offense, linebacker on defense and played on special teams, starting his final two seasons. He served as co-captain several times and helped the Raiders earn their first winning season in the fall of 1966.

Cashdollar started his junior and senior years at guard. The Raiders moved from Section 14 his junior year to the highly-competitive 6-A his senior campaign, a section considered one of the toughest in the state.

“That’s when the section had Midland, Monaca, New Brighton, Beaver,” Cashdollar said.

After graduation, Cashdollar moved on to Grove City College, where he started all four years as a cornerback — and led the team in tackles each year — calling the defensive signals his final three seasons.

He finished with 13 interceptions, a touchdown and two blocked extra points, was co-captain his senior year and was named an alternate to the Pennsylvania Dutch Bowl, a bowl game for outstanding state college seniors.

“We were a pretty good team,” said Cashdollar, whose squads went 21-12-2. “We were very successful back then.”

After earning a degree in elementary education — and later a master’s in education from Slippery Rock University in 1973 — Cashdollar began teaching and coaching football at Grove City High School.

In the fall of 1973, Cashdollar became an assistant professor of physical eduction at Grove City College as well as an assistant football and track coach, positions he maintained until 1979.

That summer, Cashdollar entered the financial services business, starting his own company along with a partner — now known as Cashdollar and Associates.

Cashdollar is a registered representative with Walnut Street Securities and was inducted into its Hall of Fame last year.

He also serves as a member of the Grove City College Board of Trustees, volunteers for the Grove City YMCA and is an elder at his church, Tower Presbyterian in Grove City.

He and his wife Kathleen, have two children — son Tim, who resides in Valencia with his family, and daughter Madeline, who lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. with her family.

The accomplishment of being inducted isn’t lost on Cashdollar, and the shock hasn’t worn off yet.

“I was very surprised when they called,” Cashdollar said. “I never, ever thought something like this would happen.”