Joe Stowell (born December 24, 1926)[1] is an American former college basketball coach and broadcaster. After attending Bradley University and playing on the basketball team from 1947–50, he returned as an assistant coach in 1956 and became Bradley's ninth head coach in 1965.[2] During his thirteen seasons as Bradley's head coach he won 197 games. He was fired as head coach in 1978.[3] His basketball resume also features two seasons coaching high school boys and two years coaching the Bradley University women.[4] In 1985 Stowell joined Dave Snell as a WMBD (AM) broadcaster for Bradley basketball games,[4] and worked in that position until 2010.[3]

Joe Stowell
Joe Stowell.jpg
Stowell from the 1967 Anaga
Biographical details
Born (1926-12-24) December 24, 1926 (age 95)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1965Bradley (assistant)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
MVC Coach of the Year (1974)


  1. ^ Reynolds, Dave (December 9, 2016). "Reynolds: Birthday wishes for Bradley icon Joe Stowell". Journal Star. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
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  3. ^ a b Wessler, Kirk (2010-09-26). "Double hit stings old coach, but ..." Peoria, Illinois: GateHouse Media. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
  4. ^ a b Phelps, Justin (Fall 2005). "From the court to the air: How Coach "Stowell" the show". Hilltopics. Vol. 11, no. 4. Peoria, Illinois: Bradley University. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2011-04-19.