Former Furman men's basketball standout Daniel Fowler was named as the program's director of recruiting in July of 2018.
"The addition of Daniel to our staff is significant in multiple ways," said Paladin head coach Bob Richey. "We are adding a person that was pivotal in our recent success, started more games than anyone in Furman history, and embodies all the characteristics that we search for in a player and staff member. With Daniel's ability to connect with people, combined with his intelligence, knowledge of the game and specifically our system, we are adding someone that truly makes our program better today and in the future."
A four-year starter for the Paladins, Fowler finished his playing career this past season ranked 29th in school history with 1,217 points, eighth in assists (369) and eighth in steals (153). The third team All-Southern Conference selection averaged 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 2017-18 to pace the Paladins to their second consecutive 23-win campaign.
"I'm excited to continue being a part of this program and its growth," said Fowler. "It's a great opportunity for me to take the experiences and what I learned as a player here and share that with the current team and future Paladins."
During his four seasons at Furman, Fowler helped guide the Paladins to 76 victories, the second most by any senior class in school history. As a junior, he led Furman to a 23-12 record, the Paladins' first Southern Conference regular season title in more than 25 years and a trip to the semifinals of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). This past season, Fowler propelled the Paladins to a 23-9 overall mark and school-record 22 regular season wins.
A guard, Fowler averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for his career, while playing in a school-record 133 games and making 127 starts. He shot 44.7% from the floor, 37% from behind the arc and converted on 74.5% of his trips to the foul line.
A native Acworth, Ga., and product of Allatoona High School, Fowler graduated from Furman in May with a degree in communications.