A FORMER Fitzroy VFL wingman, Dare went on to be named Queensland  Coach of the Century for his deeds with Kedron, Southport and his adopted State.
Dare first moved to Queensland in 1980 and had instant success, taking the now Defunct Kedron Lions to a QAFL premiership.
Kedron finished runners-up in 1981, before Dare was lured to Southport to head the Sharks elevation from GCAFL and QAFL.
Southport lost the 1982 GCAFL grand final to Coolangatta, but under Dare the club created history in 1983 by winning the state league title.
Dare coached Southport to three premierships in the 1980s, was State coach in 1980-84, and then moved to be head coach at the Brisbane Bears.
He was subsequently assistant coach at both North Melbourne and Geelong then returned to Southport as football manager before setting up a private business.
But he was back for a second time as Southport coach, steering the Sharks to a QAFL grand finsl loss in 2004m, then a flag in 2005.
Dare stepped down after that, but late in 2010 was coerced to again take over as Southport coach.