Jareem Dowling is in his first season as an assistant coach at Southern Miss. Dowling joins the Golden Eagle staff after spending one season as an assistant at Morehead State.
While at Morehead State, Dowling assisted with all aspects of the program, including recruiting, practice/game preparation and player development. He is also responsible for monitoring the academic progress of all student-athletes in the program.
Dowling joined Morehead State's staff after three seasons in a similar capacity at Slippery Rock (Pa.). Dowling helped the Rock to three consecutive winning seasons, including 21-win campaigns in 2008-09 and 2010-11.
Dowling was the top assistant to Kevin Reynolds, who previously served as an assistant coach on Donnie Tyndall's staff at Morehead State.
Prior to Slippery Rock, Dowling was an assistant to legendary junior college coach Bill Lewit at Cecil College (North East, Md.). Dowling's recruiting and scouting contributed to a 97-6 overall record in three seasons from 2005-08.
Cecil won three Maryland state regular-season championships, three state tournament titles, two regional championships, two Holiday Tournament championships and the 2006 NJCAA Division II national championship during Dowling's tenure. The Seahawks also finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in each those three years.
Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Dowling moved to Wilmington, Del., during his high school years. He led Howard High School to the Blue Hen Flight B championship game and the state's final four as a senior. Dowling earned honorable mention all-state and first team all-conference honors that season, also securing a spot in the Delaware State Blue and Gold All-Star Game.
Dowling was a two-year starter at Cecil, leading the team to the 2000-01 Maryland JUCO regular-season championship. He earned all-tournament honors in addition to receiving the team's Hustle and Defense Awards.
After an injury in 2001-02, Dowling led the Seahawks to the Region XX Championship and the NJCAA Division II Final Four in 2002-03. His two-year record at Cecil was 51-11 and he played with nine eventual Division I players.
Dowling then transferred to Maryland Eastern Shore, where he was a two-year starter. He scored a career-high 22 points, including five three-pointers, against Baylor. He earned his degree in sociology from UMES in 2005.
Dowling has also spent time coaching on the international stage. He served as head coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands 17-and-under National Team. Dowling was also an assistant for the USVI Senior National Team under Jim Harrick and Tevester Anderson.
Dowling led the 17-and-under National Team to a silver medal finish the Caribbean Basketball Championships competition in Antiqua and Barbuda during the summer of 2008. That same year, he served as an assistant to Anderson for the Senior Men's National Team, which captured a silver medal in the Centro Basket Competition in Cancun, Mexico.
Following the silver medal finish in the CBC, Dowling again led the Junior National squad to a bronze medal finish in Centro Basket in 2009 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to advance in Tournament Americas for the first time ever.