August 2, 2012
Rob Dow joins Vermont staff
BURLINGTON, Vt. Rob Dow, who spent the last four seasons as a coach at Southern New Hampshire University, has joined the University of Vermont as an assistant men's soccer coach.
Dow spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Penmen men's soccer program and was elevated to associate head coach during the 2010 season.
"We are excited to have Rob join our staff, said Vermont head coach Jesse Cormier. He is a very good coach and mentor with experience in key areas for us."
During his four-year stint at Southern New Hampshire, the Penmen posted a 59-14-13 (.762) record. Southern New Hampshire earned NCAA Tournament berths each year, including NCAA quarterfinal trips in 2009 and 2011. The Penmen also captured two Northeast-10 Regular Season titles and an NE-10 Tournament title.
Prior to his arrival at SNHU, Dow spent two seasons as head men's soccer coach at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. While at Dean, Dow compiled an 18-11-4 record, qualified for the NJCAA Region 21 playoffs in 2007 and coached seven NJCAA All-Region players. Prior to that, Dow spent two seasons as the men's and women's assistant coach at Mayville (ND) State University and a season as an assistant for the men's team at his alma mater, the University of Maine.
A 2003 graduate of Maine with a degree in management, Dow was a four-year member of the Maine soccer team and led the Black Bears in scoring twice as well as being named an America East Scholar-Athlete for three seasons.
Dow later earned his master's in sport and recreation management from North Dakota State University in 2005.
He also played professionally with the Ottawa Wizards and then the New Hampshire Phantoms.