John Dowdy
John Dowdy

Assistant Coach


Hermsmeier Finishes Third at Great American Rifle Conference Championships

The Tigers Finished Sixth as a Team


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Dan Hermsmeier will shoot at the NCAA Championships as an individual in the Air Rifle


2013-14 Memphis Tigers Rifle Team

Short feature of our 2013-14 Memphis Tigers rifle team that finished 4th in the nation this season!

John Dowdy is in his 20th season as an assistant coach for the University of Memphis rifle team. As a competitive rifleman, Dowdy has expert classifications in small bore and high power rifle.

A graduate of the U of M Department of Microbiology and Molecular Sciences, Dr. Dowdy operates a Biological Research and Laboratory Management Consulting practice.

Dowdy earned a bachelor's degree in natural science from Christian Brothers University in 1984 and a second degree in biology in 1985. He earned his Ph.D. from Memphis in molecular cell biology in 2000.

Dowdy is a former high school rifle team member and captain at East High School in Memphis, Tenn. Dowdy and his wife, Pamela, have two sons, Jack and Sean.

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