Baylor Names Quinn McDowell Head Basketball Coach

  • Friday, April 12, 2024

Baylor School has named Longwood University’s Quinn McDowell as the boys’ varsity basketball coach. Mr. McDowell brings a wealth of collegiate coaching experience to the Baylor program including roles at Lehigh University, Taylor University and Virginia Wesleyan University.

“I’m incredibly proud to welcome Quinn McDowell as our next head basketball coach at Baylor School. Quinn has had the privilege of playing for and coaching alongside highly esteemed coaches during the course of his career. He has done this at institutions that mirror the values of Baylor. Our student-athletes will reap tremendous benefits on and off the court from Quinn’s leadership and mentorship,” said Baylor School Athletic Director Mark Price.

“I am thrilled to welcome Coach McDowell and his family to the greater Baylor family,” added Head of School Chris Angel ’89. “Quinn is not only recognized nationally for his expertise in basketball, but he is also revered for his exemplary character, embodying integrity, dedication, and a positive spirit that inspires both on and off the court. With his proven track record of leadership and success, we are confident that his guidance will empower our student-athletes to excel and uphold the proud values of Baylor. We eagerly anticipate this exciting new chapter in Baylor basketball.”

Mr. McDowell has served as the assistant coach at Longwood University since July 2022, where he played a critical role in helping Longwood win 20 games in three consecutive seasons for the first time in school history, and helped Longwood qualify for NCAA March Madness for the second time in three seasons. Prior to Longwood, he served as an assistant coach for Lehigh University (2019 – 2022), Taylor University (2018 – 2019), and Virginia Wesleyan University (2016 – 2018).

As a collegiate player, he was a four-year starter at The College of William and Mary, earning two-time All-Conference Selection and was team captain for two years. He is the only two-time winner of the Colonial Athletic Conference Dean Ehlers Leadership Award and was also named Scholar Athlete of the Year for the same conference in 2009.

Following college, he competed for four years in top professional basketball leagues including the NBA G League, VTB league in Russia, LEB Gold in Spain, and SBL in Australia.

“I am grateful to Mark Price and Baylor Head of School Chris Angel for the incredible opportunity to work at what I believe is the best school in the country! My family and I couldn’t be more excited to join the Baylor community as I serve as the next head boys basketball coach,” said McDowell. “Baylor is a special place that closely aligns with my mission to build leaders through the context of competition. Our program will strive for excellence each day as we try to build a team that plays with toughness, leads with purpose, and lives with humility. I am humbled by the opportunity to uphold the rich tradition of Baylor basketball while helping guide the program to new levels of success. Our program will work each and every day to pursue championships and build leaders who positively impact the world. Our entire family can’t wait to become part of the Chattanooga community and the Baylor family.”

Mr. McDowell holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan University. Quinn and his wife Lindsey have four sons: Titus, Ezra, Malachi and Judah.

Mr. McDowell replaces Mark Price in the role, who stepped aside from his 26-year coaching career at the collegiate and high school levels to exclusively serve in his current role as the school’s full-time athletic director.

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