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.