#66 Dean Dowty, Class of 1989, Transfer to Utah State University, Staff
(I received my AA in Liberal Studies from COD. I am currently the Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator.)
I came to College of the Desert to play football and get my education. I had many choices of other community colleges to choose from, but I liked COD's football program; so I came here.
The time I spent at COD is very dear to me. I made lifetime friends and the football program and my instructors helped me grow as a man. I was lucky enough to earn a full athletic scholarship to Utah State University where I graduated with a BS in Communications. I immediately came back to the desert as an assistant coach.
I have worn many hats at COD, but I believe as a coach I have had the most impact on young students. Athletics has allowed me to have a positive influence on many young men that without athletics would have probably not continued in school. I am so proud of the student athletes that have played for COD and gone on to finish their education at a four year college. We have had many do just that.
COD is a great place for students to grow academically and socially. I am a Roadrunner!!!