Ryan “Red” Dowdell joined Old Dominion as an Assistant Director of Sports Performance in 2018. He primarily works with Baseball, Wrestling, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, and Sailing.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and a Licensed Massage Therapist through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Health Professionals.
Prior to ODU, he worked with the Washington Nationals Strength and Conditioning Staff for two seasons in Washington, DC. Red assisted with the implementation of the National’s sports performance program, as well as, assisting with day-to-day operations of the weight room.
Previously, he spent time as a Strength and Conditioning Intern at Virginia Military Institute working primarily with Football and as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA.
Red received his BA from Virginia Military Institute in 2016 where he played Baseball. He lives in Norfolk, with his wife, Jane.