Mark Rowe has been named head boys’ cross country coach at Daviess County High School. He replaces Matt Rowe, who has served in that role for four years.
“I’m grateful for this opportunity,” Mark said, giving credit to his brother for leaving the DCHS program in an excellent position for continued success. “I feel like it can’t be overlooked what Matt accomplished here for the last four seasons. His teams won four City-County championships, three Regional titles and had two finishes in the top 4 in the state meet. He did a fantastic job. My primary goal for the program is to keep doing the things we’ve always done to be successful. We’ve had a great program for a long time and we certainly want to keep that tradition going.”
Mark Rowe, a 2001 graduate of DCHS, was a member of the school’s team that won the state cross country championship in 1998 and was runner-up in 1996, 1999 and 2000. He was also a member of the DCHS track team that won state championships in 1997 and 1999 and was runner-up in 1998. His collegiate career included competing for Samford University, the University of Kentucky and Campbellsville University. Rowe competed in the NCAA cross country championship in 2003 and the NAIA cross country championship in 2004.
Since 2014, Mark Rowe has served as head boys’ track coach and assistant boys’ cross country coach at Daviess County High School. Before joining the DCHS coaching staff, Rowe was the head boys’ cross country coach at Owensboro High School (2010-14). He was the assistant boys’ track coach at OHS from 2010-11 and head track coach from 2011-14. Before that, he was the head boys’ and girls’ cross country and track coach at Green County High School (2008-2010).
His coaching career has also included work as a graduate assistant for the men and women’s cross country and track programs at Campbellsville University (2005-06), where he also served for two seasons as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country and track programs (2006-08).