Jareem Dowling, announced as UT's director of player development, will return to Southern Miss

Jareem Dowling

Jareem Dowling

A member of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall’s staff will not wear orange and white after all.

Jareem Dowling, who last Wednesday was named as Tyndall’s director of player development, will instead remain at Southern Miss as an assistant coach for Tyndall’s replacement, Doc Sadler

Tyndall announced the move during a media availability at Pratt Pavilion on Monday.

“He went back to Southern Miss,” Tyndall said. “Jareem was one of my main recruiters at Southern Miss. When I came here, I put him in the player development role so I could hire (UT assistant) Al (Pinkins). Jareem loves recruiting. He’s good. He wants to continue to do that. Doc Sadler is a buddy of mine. So, I highly recommended him, so he is going to go back so he can stay on the road and coach.”

As the director of player development at UT, Dowling’s primary role would have been serving as the academic liaison to school’s Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. He could neither coach nor recruit.

Under Sadler, Dowling will keep the same role he occupied for Tyndall at Southern Miss the past two seasons. He will coach, recruit and be on the bench during games.

Interestingly enough, Dowling could now find himself trying to keep Southern Miss signees from joining Tyndall’s UT team. At least one of the players Tyndall signed before changing jobs, forward Willie Carmichael, has requested and received a release from his National Letter of Intent. He previously told the News Sentinel the Vols would be atop his list of suitors if the interest is returned.

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bUTch__please writes:

Let me help with that resume bullet point, Jareem.

-Served at the University of Tennessee in the capacity of Player Development Coach from 4/30/14 through 5/6/14. Oversaw the releases and transfers of six players effectively reducing the roster by half.

Theo writes:

Good Lord. Not ready for prime time? I don't know. Could just be a weird alignment of the stars but I thought by now we would have the returning guys and staff settled. Hope we can get some more Jucos to get us through this year.

wazzya69vol writes:

in response to bUTch__please:

Let me help with that resume bullet point, Jareem.

-Served at the University of Tennessee in the capacity of Player Development Coach from 4/30/14 through 5/6/14. Oversaw the releases and transfers of six players effectively reducing the roster by half.

I didn't even think of that "bullet point", so funny and so true!!

fannotsheep writes:

in response to bUTch__please:

Let me help with that resume bullet point, Jareem.

-Served at the University of Tennessee in the capacity of Player Development Coach from 4/30/14 through 5/6/14. Oversaw the releases and transfers of six players effectively reducing the roster by half.

None of which had anything to do with Dowling. The story said he was having to take an administrative post at UT to remain on the staff, and he preferred to continue recruiting and coaching. Hard to understand why anyone would fault a guy for wanting to keep doing the same type of work he'd been doing.

bUTch__please writes:

J/K

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