Quinn McDowell joined the Virginia Wesleyan men’s basketball staff before the 2016-17 season after a successful playing career.
McDowell has played professionally in Latvia, Spain, and Australia. In Latvia, he played in one of the highest ranked leagues in the world while he averaged 29 points per game in his time in Australia with the Willetton Tigers.
Quinn is also the founder of Arete Hoops, which is a resource for basketball coaches and athletes looking to grow their capacity as leaders, innovators, and influencers. He simultaneously served as the marketing manager for the Willetton Tigers where he was responsible for post-game summaries, crafting original social media content, and managing various social media accounts. He has also been the marketing and content writer for Midwest EB-5 in his time immediately after college.
McDowell was a four-year starter at William and Mary where he was a two-time all-conference selection in addition to a two-time captain. He accumulated 1,621 career points, 599 rebounds, and 190 assists. He was twice selected by the coaches at William and Mary as the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award nominee, the only two-time recipient in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) history. The award is given to one of 12 nominees within the Colonial Athletic Association who embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity, and sportsmanship in conjunction with his academic and athletic achievement.
McDowell graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and a minor in economics.
Quinn married his wife, Lindsey, in 2012. She played basketball at William and Mary as well, graduating in 2011. The couple have a son, Titus, who was born in 2016.