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Dee Rowe Reflects On Lifetime Of Making A Difference As Coach, Father Figure At UConn And Beyond

Dee Rowe Reflects On Lifetime Of Making A Difference As Coach, Father Figure At UConn And Beyond

STORRS — Dee Rowe exits Gampel Pavilion and steps out from another era, a man born to wear seersucker and Nantucket Reds.

Completing the look of the gentleman in summer, he is using the cane his wife, Ginny, gently, but firmly, admonishes him to use, but it looks more like an accessory than a necessity as Donald "Dee" Rowe, 87, bounces back from a recent illness.

"I was at Middlebury College and she walked past my dorm window," Rowe says, "and I said, 'I'm going to marry that woman.' … That was 64 years ago."

Rowe ended his coaching career at UConn nearly 40 years ago and in April was...

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