The Catholic University Athletics Department is deeply saddened by the passing of Marty Dowd '60. Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014, he served as the Cardinals' head men's tennis coach for 53 years from 1962-2015.
Dowd retired as the men's tennis coach at Catholic following the 2014-15 season after 44 winning seasons and a career record of 562-374 (.600). He remains the longest-tenured head coach in the history of Catholic athletics and owns the second-most wins.
"This is a terrible loss, not just to the Dowd family, but to the Catholic University community and specifically, our Athletics Department," said Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Sullivan.