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Education & Social Science Graduates

Chad McDowell

Coach Chad McDowell and team

Chad McDowell received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Secondary Health and Physical Education in 1996 from LSU Shreveport. McDowell is now the Head Men's Basketball Coach for LSUS.

"I have the absolute best job in the world! I love everything about it and wouldn't trade positions with anyone. There is always something good going on and I get to work with some great student-athletes on a daily basis," he said.

McDowell has been the "winningest" college basketball coach in Louisiana over the past nine years. With his team he has achieved three GCAC Coach of the Year Awards (2004, 2005, 2008), six consecutive Conference Tournament Championships (2006-2011) and seven consecutive National Tournament Apperances (2005-2011).

"LSUS gave me an opportunity to do what I loved- play basketball. While playing basketball at LSUS during the late 90s, LSUS gave me a first-class education and prepared me for the working world. I attribute so much of my success to great players but, more importantly, I give a lot of credit to the best wife in the world, Jennifer Young McDowell. Without LSUS, Jennifer and I would have not met and we wouldn't have the family we have today. So LSUS has done a lot to help me succeed and provided me with a great job doing what I love-coaching student-athletes in the game of basketball and, more importantly, the game of life," said McDowell.