Robert F. Dowd

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Established a winning football tradition at Seaford High School as coach with a 84-31-1 record from 1946-1960. Bobby played football at Mansfield College on scholarship, serving as co-captain his
senior year. He was voted 1955 “Coach of the Year” after a 9-0 season at Seaford. Dowd was one of the organizers of the Delaware All-Star Blue-Gold football game, coaching the Gold team in its first
game in 1956. He coached the Ft. Knox Tankers Military team and was interviewed by Red Grange, CBS at half-time of the Ft. Knox vs Great Lakes Naval team game. As a member of Del-Marva Coaches and
Officials’ Association 14 years, he conducted football clinics throughout the state. He served as Vice President and President of the State Athletic Commission. Seaford High School football stadium
was named “Bobby Dowd Stadium’ in 1985 in his honor.



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