Miss. Valley St. assistant Dowell dies in car wreck
ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Mississippi Valley State assistant men's basketball coach Cecil Dowell was killed in a car accident. He was 45.
"Cecil was one of the hardest working assistant coaches you could find and always had the best interest of young people in mind," Mississippi Valley State coach James Green said.
The former Mississippi player was in his first year as an assistant with the Delta Devils. The fatal accident happened Saturday in Como, Miss., about 45 miles south of Memphis, Tenn.
Dowell, a native of Arlington, Tenn., played for the Rebels from 1980-84, helped Ole Miss reach the NIT three times and the NCAA Tournament once and was the team's most improved player in 1981.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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