Worcester native Dee Rowe to accept Basketball Hall of Fame

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Worcester native Dee Rowe to accept Basketball Hall of Fame

Postby MBRer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:27 am

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Worcester native Dee Rowe ready to accept Basketball Hall of Fame award:


...When he was growing up in Worcester, Rowe attended WPI, Clark and Holy Cross games with his father. After HC won the NCAA championship in 1947, Rowe was among those who greeted the team upon its arrival back in Worcester at Union Station. Many of those HC championship players, including Cousy, Andy Laska, Bobby Curran, Frank Oftring, Joe Mullaney and George Kaftan, became his close friends and mentors.

“In the old days, you’d play in church leagues, the Y and the boys club,” Rowe said. “You’d play in the cellar with a coal bin on one side and a furnace on the other. You’d play with a hoop on the side of the house. I was a wacko over the game.”

Rowe played basketball for Worcester Academy and returned to the school to serve as athletic director and basketball and baseball coach. Rowe succeeded Andy Laska as basketball coach and in 13 years his WA teams compiled a 180-44 record, reached 12 New England championship games and won nine of them. Rowe left his beloved hometown to coach basketball at the University of Connecticut for eight years and coached the Huskies to two NIT appearances and the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 1976 — his proudest coaching accomplishment — before becoming an administrator in the athletic department.

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Re: Worcester native Dee Rowe to accept Basketball Hall of F

Postby MBRer » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:39 am

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