Richard Dowdley, Jr. is entering his first season as an assistant wrestling coach at Thomas More College.
Dowdley is at 2015 graduate of Heidelberg University where he as a three-year member of the Student Prince’s wrestling program. He was a 2015 NCAA Division III All-American, a two-time NCAA Division III National Championship qualifier (2013 and 2015), three-time first team All-Conference (2013, 2014 and 2015) and three-time Academic All-Conference (2013, 2014 and 2015). Dowdley served as a team captain at Heidelberg from 2013 to 2015 and was a two-time Landis Award Winner (3.2 GPA) and a 2015 NWCA All-Academic winner (3.2 GPA, national qualifier and a .500 record or better.
Dowdley is a Cleveland, Ohio native where he attended Ginn Academy High School.