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Inducted in 1995 … came to Nyack in 1952 on a student teaching assignment … by the time he retired in 1985, McDowell built a legacy as a successful and well-respected track and cross country coach, beloved art teacher, outstanding sportsman and humanitarian … following a two-year commitment in the Army, he spent 31 years at Nyack … he coached spring track for 29 years, 25 of them as head coach, 28 years as head cross country coach, and six years as head indoor track coach … his teams won six Rockland County PSAL championships and eight Section 9 titles … four of his athletes won New York State individual titles, one was an Eastern States champion, and two competed in the prestigious Golden West Invitational in California … McDowell earned five Coach of the Year awards … his spring track dual-meet record was 119 victories and 73 losses for a .613 winning percentage … that record includes a 24-meet winning streak in league dual meets … upon retirement, McDowell moved to Sidney, N.Y., and served for seven years as an assistant indoor and outdoor track coach at Hartwick College … thus, his coaching tenure spanned 36 years and 77 seasons … McDowell died in 1995.