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1991 J.E. Rowe
Position: Coach
J.E. Rowe Bio
Release: 01/08/2008
Georgia Southern's head basketball coach during the 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons. Compiled a 57-46 record during the time when the Eagles moved to NCAA Division I status (1971-72). Born March 13, 1939 in Ocilla, Georgia. Top season was 19-7 finish in 1973-74. Served as assistant coach and head recruiter for three seasons under Frank Radovich from the 1967-68 season to 1969-70. Came to Georgia Southern on a dual scholarship and played two seasons of basketball and baseball from 1959 to 1961. Played in 52 games at guard and scored 606 points (11.7) per game average) for coach J.B. Scearce. Was 271-of-599 from the field (45.2 percent) and grabbed 68-of-93 from the line (73.1 percent) during his career at Georgia Southern. Grabbed 136 rebounds and passed out 94 assists. Top season was 1960-61 with 16.2 scoring average and 72 assists. Batted .321 junior season in 1960 for Eagles while playing centerfield. Earned All-America first team honors senior season in 1961 while starring for baseball squad. Signed professional contract after graduation and spent a year with the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. Appointed head basketball coach at Atlanta's Avondale High School in 1963 and recorded an 81-29 mark, leading his team to the Georgia AAA Tournament two of four years. Honored with induction into the Brewton-Parker College Hall of Fame in 1990.