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Rory Dowdell Joins The DME Academy Coaching Staff

April 19, 2023

Rory Dowdell joins the DME Academy, Sarasota coaching staff and will lead the 2014-2016 girls’ program. Rory played for ODP State & Regional Teams, IMG Academy, and was a member of the US U17 National Training Team. He went on to play at Brown University in college and had a professional stint at AC Horsens in Denmark. He holds a USSF B License and has spent time coaching in the youth ranks at both Pinecrest and FC Sarasota.

“I’m excited to join an organization with such high-performance standards and a global reach. DME Academy – Sarasota enables players in our community to pursue opportunities in the sport that wasn’t previously available to them.” says, Dowdell. Outside of soccer, Rory is a Hedge Fund Manager at One Mind Capital. The principles he learned and fine-tuned in his successful finance career translates to his approach to player development.

“Adding someone like Rory to the staff with his level of passion and investment of time into shaping the future of girls’ soccer in our area is a true privilege. We’re excited to have him! says, GM Jared Antista

At DME Academy, Rory will lead the youth girls program overseeing the 2014-2016 age groups. Read his full bio here!