Q. V. Lowe

1945 –


Who is Q. V. Lowe?

Q. V. Lowe is an American baseball coach. Since 1986, he has been the men's varsity baseball coach of Auburn Montgomerywhere he established the baseball program and has served as the only head coach in its history. Through 2010, he had won 1,102 games as a college baseball coach. He also is a former pitcher, coach and manager in minor league baseball and in 1972, at age 27, spent a season as a full-time coach for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball, working under managers Leo Durocher and Whitey Lockman.

Lowe was born at Red Level, Alabama. He grew up in Ocala, Florida, attended Gulf Coast Community College and graduated from Auburn University. A right-handed pitcher, he was listed at 6 ft 1 in tall and 185 lb during his playing career. In two seasons at Auburn, he won 23 of 26 decisions and set an Auburn Tigers record for career earned-run average and most complete games in one season. He was selected in the 19th round of the 1967 Major League Baseball draft by the Cubs and compiled a won/lost mark of 24–25 with an ERA of 3.37 in 167 games over five minor-league seasons, most of them at the Double-A level. During his final two seasons, he was a player-coach for the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League.

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Born
Jan 15, 1945
Education
  • Auburn University
  • Gulf Coast Community College