The Dee Rowe Athletic Scholarship Fund

Join Dee Rowe, former UConn head men's basketball coach and lifelong ambassador of the game of basketball, in transforming the lives of UConn student-athletes with a gift to the Dee Rowe Athletic Scholarship Fund.

The fund, which awards scholarships to male and female student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics at UConn, is just one of the many ways in which Dee Rowe has grown and sustained athletics at the University of Connecticut. Named UConn's head men's basketball coach in 1969, Rowe directed the UConn program for the next eight years, winning 120 games. He was named New England Coach of the Year twice (1970, 1976), led UConn to a pair of NIT berths (1974, 1975) and guided the 1975-76 UConn team to the ECAC New England Championship, a berth in the NCAA Tournament and UConn advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. In 1979, Rowe played a pivotal "behind the scenes" role for UConn when Big East Conference founder and Commissioner Gavitt invited the Huskies to leave their New England athletic roots and become one of the seven charter members of the newly-formed Big East.

Learn more about Dee Rowe—and his successful nomination to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award—on the UConn Huskies site.

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