This week we are continuing the tale of Shane Dowty’s quest to coach in the world of college football.
Over the course of starting this podcast my unofficial theme song has become “It’s a Long Way to the Top, If You Wanna Rock n’ Roll”. The idea to accept that anything worth wanting in life is not instantaneous, instead taking patient consistent hard work to achieve. Shane’s journey fascinates me because it is the embodiment of that philosophy. And really, when you start from the bottom, embracing the journey and becoming a sponge absorbing knowledge from various mentors is absolutely key.
In 2009 Shane had the opportunity to work as a student assistant for the Iowa Hawkeyes, an experience that set him down this path. (Going to the Orange Bowl probably had something to do with hooking him!)
In this episode we hear about the lessons Shane learned from his time spent at the absolute bottom of the coaching food chain, how he embraced the stoicism philosophy of legendary coach Kirk Ferentz, why you should be conscious of your principles and always be in alignment with your integrity, and a lot more!
Shane was out here live in studio (aka my porch) and I just had the best time chatting with him.
He currently is about to start his second season as an assistant coach for the Division 2 Missouri S & T Miners and I wish him the absolute best this year!
More from Shane:
Previous LABF Episode: https://soundcloud.com/chris-ward-126531464/like-a-bigfoot-15-shane-dowty
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Missouri S & T Bio: http://www.minerathletics.com/coaches.aspx?rc=448&path=football
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