February 17, 2017
CATAMOUNTS' NEW COACH
Assistant Rob Dow named to replace Jesse Cormier
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Rob Dow has been named head coach of the Vermont Catamounts menís team, the school announced Friday.
Dow, the eighth coach in UVM history, replaces Jesse Cormier, who moved to Florida Gulf Coast University.
"I'm extremely happy to appoint Rob Dow as the next head coach of UVM men's soccer," athletic director Jeff Schulman said. "During his time as an assistant and associate head coach, Rob has been involved in every aspect of our program and has been directly responsible for recruiting and developing some of the top players in our school's history. He has earned the respect and confidence of his colleagues as a true professional who successfully balances the demands of a highly competitive national caliber program while being fully committed to the scholar athlete model that serves as the foundation of Vermont Athletics."
Dow has spent five seasons on the Catamount staff, the last two years as associate head coach.
"I am extremely excited and honored to lead the UVM men's soccer team," Dow said. "The last five years at UVM have been special for my family and me, and we are proud to say Vermont will continue to be our home. We have been fortunate to be a part of historic program accomplishments, an America East League and Tournament championship, and an NCAA Tournament win. It was a great privilege to work alongside Jesse Cormier. I am very thankful for his guidance and mentorship and including me in the UVM men's soccer family.
"The program has achieved national recognition, competes against the best teams in the country, plays in a beautiful stadium in front of thousands of loyal fans, and graduates young men who succeed at the highest levels of their professions. As head coach, I expect UVM men's soccer will continue to raise the bar. Jeff Schulman, our sport administrator Krista Balogh, and the senior leadership team have played a critical role in these accomplishments; UVM men's soccer will continue to be at the forefront of the Division I level because of their devotion to the program. I look forward to leading the journey in establishing our team's new identity while honoring the tradition of success upon which this program is built."
Dow spent four years at Southern New Hampshire, two seasons as an assistant, and was promoted to associate head coach in 2010. Dow spent two seasons as the men's and women's assistant coach at Mayville State University and a season as an assistant for the men's team at Maine. Dow played four seasons for the Black Bears, twice leading the team in scoring.
Dow resides in Burlington with his wife, Loren, Assistant Director of Academic Services for UVM Athletics, and newborn son, Hanson.