Dowell coached Waves and was AD

Updated: December 4, 2003, 11:58 AM ET
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MALIBU, Calif. -- Former Pepperdine men's basketball coach Robert L. "Duck" Dowell died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 91, the school announced Tuesday.

Dowell worked as the basketball coach and athletics director at Pepperdine for 20 years and compiled an overall record of 263-263. His teams won four straight California Collegiate Athletic Association championships between 1950-53.

Dowell's 1962 squad won the West Coast Athletic Conference with an 11-1 record.

Additionally, Dowell worked as Pepperdine's AD from 1955-68 and also spent time as an assistant football coach for the Waves.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wiefielf and Sons Funeral Home in Yucca Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Oleta; daughter, Teri McCormick; and a brother, Ken Dowell.