William Dowling

Field Events Coach

Brother William Dowling began his teaching and coaching career at Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School. Brother William coached Field Events from 1970 to 1980, and later basketball from 1982 to 1986. Brother William developed McClancy’s Field Events program into one of the best in the C.H.S.A.A.. McClancy had city champions in the discus, shot put, and javelin. The highlight of the program was Steve Carrara leading the nation indoors in 1980 with a shot put over 60 feet. Steve was also selected as New York State Athlete of the Year by the New York Daily News.

In 1987, Brother William coached at Brother Martin High School, a school conducted by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans. He coached city champions in javelin, discus and shot put. Ed Jacobs led the state with a throw over 60 feet.

In 1989, William Dowling, as a layman, began teaching and coaching at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. From 1989 to 1994, William was Head Track and Field Coach. Cardinal Hayes won three Intersectional Championships.

From 1994-2003, William coached Field Events at Fordham Prep. During this period, Fordham won fourteen Intersectional Championships. William coached City Champions in the High Jump, Long Jump, Javelin, and Shot Put.

William returned to Cardinal Hayes as Track and Field Coach and as Assistant Athletic Director in 2003, he presently serves in that position at the school. In his first season back, William coached his best discus thrower, Carlos Mendez, with a throw over 170 feet. In the 2004 Indoor season, Michael Allen won the Shot Put Championship.