About Jeff Dow
Jeff Dow is a 24-year veteran as a women's basketball coach, all at the collegiate level. In 11 years as a head coach (10 at the NCAA Division II level and one as an interim head coach at the NCAA Division 1 level) he has amassed an overall record of 221-106 including six 20-win seasons, 6 NCAA tournament appearances, and 4 conference championships.
Dow's record in five seasons at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) was 108-40. At the conclusion of the 2012-13 season he ranked 22nd among active coaches at the NCAA Division II level in winning percentage (.676) and 40th all-time. During his tenure at IUP Dow's teams reached the NCAA tournament three times and won a first round NCAA game each time. In his debut season at IUP (2008-09) IUP was ranked 7th in the WBCA Coaches Poll and went on to win the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) post-season tournament championship while setting a school record for most wins, 26, by a first-year head coach. In four of his five seasons at IUP Dow's teams were ranked in the top 25 in the WBCA Coaches Poll and ranked as high as 12th in the 2012-13 season.
Prior to IUP Dow was the head women's basketball coach for three seasons at Anderson University (SC) from 2005-08. During his tenure Anderson made three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances and won a first round game in each year of the NCAA Division II East Regional, the only team in the East Region to have accomplished that feat and one of only eight in the entire country. In Dow's final season he was named the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year on his way to winning his second Conference Carolinas regular season title to go along with winning the post-season conference tournament in 2005-06. Over his three year period he achieved a record of 79-17 overall (52-8 in conference) with three appearances in the conference tournament championship game while being ranked in the top 25 in the WBCA Coaches Poll each season. His 2005-06 team led the nation in scoring at 83.5 points per game. The past eight years (IUP and Anderson combined) Dow's overall record was 187-57 (.766) and 117-29 (.801) in conference.
Before his stints at IUP and Anderson Dow was an assistant coach for Colorado State University, Santa Clara, U.C. Irvine, and New Mexico State. Over a twelve-year span as a top assistant at the NCAA Division I level Dow was part of coaching staffs that achieved an overall record of 218-134, including six 20-win seasons, and a conference record of 122-65.
Dow earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in 1988 with a double major in Physical Education and Psychology. While working as a Graduate Assistant for the Oregon women's basketball program he completed his master's degree in Physical Education in 1991.