MoeDees Podcast Interview With Detroit Western Basketball Coach Derrick McDowell

Derrick McDowell is an educator and basketball coach at Western International High School in Detroit, Michigan. After a number of highly successful seasons as a coach of Redford High School in Detroit, including several Public School League (PSL) championships, he became an assistant basketball coach at Eastern Michigan for a number of years, then he ultimately returned to city in 2011 where he belongs at Western International. In 2015 Coach McDowell’s Western team went undefeated (28-0) and won the Class A State Championship, the icing on the cake for a coaching career that has produced several college and professional players from his programs. Get some insight on successful coaching with our interview with Coach Mac on MoeDees Podcast.

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MoeDees Podcast Interview With Detroit Western Basketball Coach Derrick McDowell

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Derrick McDowell Eastern Michigan Assistant Coach Profile:

http://www.emueagles.com/coaches.aspx?rc=410

MLive Article on Derrick McDowell:

http://highschoolsports.mlive.com/news/article/5998764460582782263/detroit-western-international-basketball-coach-derrick-mcdowell-finally-captures-elusive-state-title/

Michigan Chronicle Tribute to Dott Wilson

https://michronicleonline.com/2012/04/11/dott-wilson-a-life-dedicated-to-detroit-youth/

 Dion Harris Japanese Basketball League Game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiquHayI3Ok

Dion Harris Tokyo Sports Article:

https://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/sports/59749/

Dion Harris Professional Profile:

https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Dion+Harris+(basketball)&uid=1575

Manny Harris Player Profile:

https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Manny+Harris&item_type=topic

2015 Article After Western Won State Title:

http://www.statechampsnetwork.com/index.cfm/news-blog/high-school-sports-news/former-detroit-redford-coaches-mcdowell-and-flowers-watch-each-other-craft-new-stories-with-detroit-western-and-henry-ford/

Michigan Mr. Basketball Winners (Wikipedia):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Basketball_of_Michigan

DPS Article on 2015 game between Western and Henry Ford:

http://detroitk12.org/content/2015/03/26/westerns-mcdowell-fords-flowers-go-way-back-as-psl-bred-coaches-now-both-in-the-state-semifinals/l

Top 100 Michigan Basketball Players of All Time:

http://www.highschoolsportsscene.com/articles/2014-05-03-top-100-michigan-basketball-players-of-all-time

Brailen Neely Highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ece7Ttbvkg

Brailen Neely Interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulvl4Ef-2nM

Western Vs. Renaissance PSL Final (2015):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtbzwKm7fEU

Western Vs. Saginaw Arthur Hill State Final (2015):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkMInWLaFAs

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 "I try to be even-keeled...very seldom do I show emotion...."    Derrick McDowell


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