DOWD, Vince. (Seattle, WA-Dubuque, IA, Apr. 23, 1965). Basketball coaching legend at LORAS COLLEGE. Dowd joined the coaching staff at Loras College in 1941 and in his first season led the team to a 15-5 record. Dowd's basketball teams had winning seasons in 1944-1945 and 1945-1946 with records of 19-8 and 18-8 respectively.
Loras reached the NAIA National Tournament in 1946-1947 with a season record of 24-5, the five losses coming from a total of thirty points. Loras reached the national finals again in 1948-1949 and repeated in 1949-1950 in the National Catholic Tournament. Dowd's second best season occurred in 1950-1951 with a won-loss record of 23-7.