|Phil Rowe was only at
Endicott for five years, but he leaves as the program's all-time
leader for wins.
Photo by Endicott athletics
Fifteen years ago, Phil Rowe left Keene State to take the head coaching job at Division I New Hampshire. After returning to Division III and coaching Endicott for five years, Rowe is going back to New Hampshire.
Phil Rowe announced his decision to step down from his coaching role at Endicott after accepting a position as Associate Athletic Director at Division II St. Anselm's in Manchester, N.H. without coaching responsibilities.
"I want to thank Brian Wylie, Tom Redman and Dr. Wylie for the five great years I have had as the men's basketball coach at Endicott College," said Rowe. "Dr. Wylie, Mr. Redman and Brian have put together one of the most dedicated coaching staffs in the country. Brian has developed an athletic department culture that inspires and supports the students of Endicott every single day. He has kept our coaches mindful that we are still learning what we're teaching."
|1996-1999||Keene State (43-38)|
|1999-2005||D1 New Hampshire (45-125)|
Rowe arrived at Endicott for the 2009-10 season from Daniel Webster where he had served as the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Athletics. His first season saw a two win improvement to 12-13 that included a CCC Quarterfinal appearance and by year two, he had improved the team's record to 17-10 and advanced to the CCC Semifinals. Year three, the 2011-12 season, would be the team's best season in seven years as the Gulls posted an overall record of 20-9 and a CCC record of 12-6 on their way to winning the program's fifth CCC title and first since 2005-06.
"I have been a very fortunate to have shared so many wonderful experiences with our men's basketball team," stated Rowe. "This group of young men has demonstrated outstanding leadership, growth and community commitment to achieve that which their parents, friends and the College can be very proud of. I will take with me some of the best memories any coach could ever have."
Rowe ends his Endicott coaching career tied for the longest tenure in men's program history. He ranks first all-time in wins with 76, and is second in win percentage with .567.