Former UConn coach to receive lifetime achievement award
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Dee Rowe has been selected by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to receive a lifetime achievement award.
The school says Rowe will receive the John W. Bunn Award during the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend in September along with Michael Goldberg, long-time executive director of the National Basketball Coaches Association.
Rowe, 87, followed up a distinguished high school coaching career with 300 collegiate wins at Worcester Academy and at UConn, which he guided to the NCAA regional semifinals in 1976.
He stepped down in 1978 to become a fundraiser for UConn. Since his retirement in 1991, Rowe has remained involved with the school as a special adviser for athletics.
He also has served as an international ambassador for the game and was an assistant coach for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, which ended up boycotting the games in Moscow.