W. C. Dowd

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W. C. Dowd
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1865-03-21)March 21, 1865[1]
Moore County, North Carolina
Died September 23, 1927(1927-09-23) (aged 62)[2]
Charlotte, North Carolina
Playing career
c. 1888 Wake Forest[3]
Position(s) Quarterback[4]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1888 Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 1–0

William Carey Dowd, Sr. (March 21, 1865 – September 23, 1927) was an American football player and coach, politician, and publisher. He served as the first head football coach at Wake Forest University, coaching the team for one game in 1888. Dowd later became a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and established a newspaper, The Charlotte News.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1888)
1888 Wake Forest 2–1
Wake Forest: 1–0
Total: 1–0


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