Louis Rowe

Louis Rowe (born December 26, 1972)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Oregon Ducks (Head coach: Dana Altman)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coached: James Madison Dukes
James Madison record: 43-85 (.336)
Overall record: 43-85 (.336)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Oregon (asst)
2021-2023 South Florida (asst)
2016-2020 James Madison
2015-2016 Bowling Green (asst)
2013-2015 FIU (asst)
2012-2013 Rider (asst)
2010-2012 James Madison (asst)
2007-2010 James Madison (grad. asst)

Louis Rowe Facts

  • Louis Rowe
  • Born December 26, 1972
  • Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Alma Mater: James Madison University (BA)
  • Started his college career playing for Lon Kruger at Florida before transferring to JMU in 1992; finished his career playing with the Dukes for HOF head coach Lefty Driesell
    • Spent nine years playing professionally overseas, winning championships in Sweden (1996) and Belgium (2000)
  • Returned to the States in 2004 and started his coaching career with stints at Osceola HS (FL) and Dixie Hollis HS (FL)
  • Joined Dean Keener‘s staff as a graduate assistant at JMU in 2007 and stayed on for another four seasons – the last two as a full-time assistant – under next head coach Matt Brady
  • Spent the next four seasons as an assistant coach; one under Tommy Dempsey at Rider, two with Anthony Evans at FIU and one more under Michael Huger at Bowling Green
  • Was hired in March 2016 to be the head coach at his alma mater, James Madison
    • Compiled a 43-85 record in four seasons at the helm but did not reach the postseason and was let go in March 2020
  • Rowe spent two seasons as an assistant at South Florida under head coach Brian Gregory
  • Hired in September 2023 to be an assistant coach under Dana Altman at Oregon

Louis Rowe Coaching Tree

  • Larry Davis (Mars Hill)