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CMU secondary coach David Rowe leaving to coach cornerbacks at Houston


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Central Michigan cornerbacks coach David Rowe watches 2019 Pro Day on March 14 in Turf Bay at the Indoor Athletic Complex.

Central Michigan secondary coach David Rowe has left the program to take the cornerbacks coach position at Houston. 

FootballScoop.com first reported Rowe's departure Monday. 

Rowe spent two years with the Chippewas, joining the program when coach Jim McElwain was hired following the 1-11 2018 season. Rowe coached the cornerbacks in 2019 and had his title changed to secondary coach when safeties coach and special teams coordinator Ryan Beard became the defensive coordinator at Missouri State. 

Under Rowe, CMU had two defensive backs named All-Mid-American Conference in 2020. Sophomore Willie Reid was a first team choice while junior Devonni Reed was picked to the second team. The Chippewas had eight interceptions as a team in 2020 and 12 in 2019. 

Before coming to CMU, Rowe was the defensive backs coach at Division II powerhouse Valdosta State for two seasons (2017-18), the defensive coordinator at Rockledge High School for three years (2015-17), a defensive graduate assistant at Western Michigan (2014-15) and a defensive coaching assistant with the Tampa Buccaneers (2013). 

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