The Long Beach City College (LBCC) Athletic Department would like to recognize LBCC football alumni, Jack Lowary, in this week's edition of the Alumni Spotlight series.
After Lowary graduated Mater Dei High School in 2015, he wanted to continue football career at the next level. He then came to LBCC and found his home with Coach Peabody and his program. During his freshman year as quarterback, Lowary led the Vikings to a 34-30 victory against their crosstown rival Cerritos College in the Southern California Bowl Game. With 34 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Lowary sealed the victory for the Vikings with a two-yard touchdown. He wrapped up his season with Southern California Football Association National Division All-Central League Second-Team Honors with totaling of 3,306 yards and 28 touchdowns during the season.
"In my six seasons at LBCC, Jack is as tough a player as we've had, he was also incredibly cerebral. The fact that he breezed to his degree at Missouri and is now coaching the SEC as he pursues his Master's degree comes as no surprise to any of us," said Head Coach Brett Peabody, "Jack is destined to have great success in the coaching profession."
In February of 2016, Lowary was offered to play at the University of Missouri, where he spent three seasons backing up Drew Lock. He recently transitioned to a student coach and will be a graduate assistant on the offensive staff this upcoming Fall.
"I cannot be more thankful for my time at LBCC. Even though I only spent a semester enrolled, Coach Peabody provided me with the best season and experience I could have asked for. He embodied everything I want in a coach. Incredibly knowledgeable, honest, relatable, hilarious, and a role model," said Lowary. "My football career is now over and I am entering into a coaching role myself. I will always look back at my time at LBCC playing for Coach Peabody and hope to embody coaching qualities like his. Thanks Pea for everything!"
This Summer, Lowary will graduate the University of Missouri with his Bachelors in Parks, Recreation and Sports, and will pursuing a Masters in Positive Coaching.