W. C. Dowd
Biographical details
Born(1865-03-21)March 21, 1865[1]
Moore County, North Carolina
DiedSeptember 23, 1927(1927-09-23) (aged 62)[2]
Charlotte, North Carolina
Playing career
Head coaching record

William Carey Dowd Sr. (March 21, 1865 – September 23, 1927) was an American football player and coach, politician, and publisher. He served as the first head football coach at Wake Forest University, coaching the team for one game in 1888. Dowd later became a Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and established a newspaper, The Charlotte News.[4]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1888)
1888 Wake Forest 1–0
Wake Forest: 1–0
Total: 1–0
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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