Skyhawk Athletic Administration | Butch Dowty - Equipment Manager
Butch Dowty enters his eighth year and 21st season overall as equipment manager for The University of Tennessee at Martin. He is directly responsible for overseeing the purchase of athletic equipment and supervising student managers with the UT Martin athletic programs.
Dowty, a Memphis native, served in the same capacity at UT Martin from March 1986 through 1998. Dowty has also served as equipment manager for the USFL's Memphis Showboats and Murray State University, while also serving as city manager for the city of Hickman, Ky.
A member of the American Equipment Managers Association, Dowty has worked under several prominent football coaches, including: Mack Brown, Pepper Rogers, Richard Williamson, Bill Oliver, Jerry Reese, Marion Hobby, Kacy Rodgers, Don McLeary, Todd Berry, and Denver Johnson.
Dowty is a 1984 graduate of the University of Memphis, earning a bachelor of science degree in physical education. Dowty is married to the former Pam Sutton of Ripley. They have one teenage daughter, Casey Dawn.