Rod Dowhower

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Rod Dowhower
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1943-04-15) April 15, 1943 (age 71)
Ord, Nebraska
Playing career
1963–1965 San Diego State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1966
1967
1968–1972
1973
1974–1975
1976
1977–1978
1979
1980
1981–1982
1983–1984
1985–1986
1987–1989
1990–1993
1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999–2001
San Diego State (GA)
San Diego State (QB/WR)
San Diego State (OC)
St. Louis Cardinals (WR)
UCLA (OC)
Boise State (OC)
Stanford (WR)
Stanford
Denver Broncos (OC)
Denver Broncos (WR)
St. Louis Cardinals (OC/QB)
Indianapolis Colts
Atlanta Falcons (OC)
Washington Redskins (QB)
Cleveland Browns (QB)
Vanderbilt
New York Giants (QB)
Philadelphia Eagles (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 9–23–1 (college)
5–24 (NFL)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Rodney Douglas Dowhower (born April 15, 1943) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Stanford University in 1979 and at Vanderbilt University from 1995 to 1996, compiling a career college football record of 9–23–1. Dowhower was also the coach of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts in 1985 and 1986, where he tallied a record of 5–24. He was fired after losing 13 straight games to begin the 1986 season.

Dowhower attended San Diego State University where he played football. He served as an assistant coach at San Diego State, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Boise State University. Dowhower was also an assistant coach for a number of NFL teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Stanford Cardinals (Pacific-10 Conference) (1979)
1979 Stanford 5–5–1 3–3–1 6th
Stanford: 5–5–1 3–3–1
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1995–1996)
1995 Vanderbilt 2–9 1–7 6th (East)
1996 Vanderbilt 2–9 0–8 6th (East)
Vanderbilt: 4–18 1–15
Total: 9–23–1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Max Coley (1976)
Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator
1980
Succeeded by
John Hadl (1983)
Preceded by
Harry Gilmer
St. Louis Cardinals Offensive Coordinator
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Dick Jamieson
Preceded by
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Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator
1987–1989
Succeeded by
Tom Rossley
Preceded by
Dana Bible
Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Coordinator
1999–2001
Succeeded by
Brad Childress