Bob Lowe enters his fifth season as the Head Softball Coach at Brevard College after joining the Brevard College Athletic Department in the Summer of 2015.
“I’m very excited to welcome Coaches Lowe and Bartholomew to our staff here at Brevard,” said Athletic Director Juan Mascaro. “Bob brings experience taking programs to new heights and I expect our team to respond well to his coaching philosophies.”
“It’s a great opportunity for me to take this program to where it needs to be,” Bob Lowe explained. “I’ve been in situations like Brevard’s before and feel like the current team is ready to take that next step. We will be diligent and tenacious until the program is where it should be.”
Lowe has a diverse background that includes a pair of successful coaching stints. He most recently served as an assistant coach for two seasons at Division III Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia. While with the Lions, Lowe coached the pitchers and the defense. He also led the team’s recruiting efforts, garnering commitments from as far away as Arizona and Wisconsin, and was the head coach of the JV program.
Prior to working at Piedmont, Lowe served for four seasons as the head coach at Sauk Valley Community College, a junior college in Dixon, Illinois, from 2010-2013. He led the Skyhawks to a 148-66 record, two Region IV Tournament championships, and a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in 2013.
He was twice named Region IV Coach of the Year and selected to coach the Region IV All-Star Game in 2012. Lowe also skippered the Skyhawks to the first two Arrowhead Conference championships in school history, won a school-record 47 games in 2012, and coached Sauk’s first-ever All-American in addition to 14 all-conference, nine all-region, and seven academic all-conference selections.
In addition to his collegiate experience, Lowe has coached at several camps and clinics, primarily focusing on pitching techniques. His broad array of experience in the sports industry stretches into high school and youth basketball coaching, managing professional franchises and serving as the commissioner of the Iron Man Football League.
As a semi-retired licensed attorney, Lowe holds a J.D. from Northern Illinois University. He practiced law for several years and has assisted in compliance duties at both of his coaching stints.
Career Record: 49-86
2018-19: 17-23, 7-9 USAS
USA South Conference Softball First Team West Division: Emily White
USA South Conference Softball First Team West Division: Mari Cook
USA South Conference Softball Second Team West Division: Micayla McCoy
USA South Conference Softball All-Sportsmanship Team: Brittany Franks
2016-2017: 2-9, 0-1 SAC
2015-2016: 19-35, 6-16 SAC