Earlier this morning, November 4, 2019, Oxford Varsity Football Coach Bud Rowley met with his athletes and coaches to announce that he will be hanging up his whistle.
Bud Rowley has spent the last 45 years as the Head Coach of the Wildcat Football team. Over that period, Coach Rowley has led his teams to 275 wins, 166 losses, and 1 tie. In that time, he also took the Cats to three MHSAA State Championships and was able to win Oxford High School's only State Championship in 1992.
While Coach Rowley has accumulated impressive numbers on the field, it is his love for Oxford High School and the town of Oxford that will remember most. "Coach Rowley bleeds blue and gold," said Oxford Community Schools Director of Athletics, Jordan Ackerman. "I have never met an individual that is so passionate about the town he or she lives in. Coach Rowley is an icon of this town and he will never be forgotten."
Coach Rowley started coaching in Oxford in 1975. "I am the luckiest man alive to have been able to coach here in Oxford," Coach Bud Rowley stated. "I love the kids, coaches, and people in Oxford, but it is just my time."