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Southwood High School girls basketball coach Steve McDowell, one of the most successful coaches in Louisiana history, stunned his team Tuesday when he told them he had decided to step away.

McDowell may be the "most" successful girls coach the state has ever seen and won the state championship last season..  McDowell coached 11 state championship teams, ten at Southwood. The girls team was honored last March when it was announced the school board had unanimously voted to re-name the Southwood gym the Steve McDowell gymnasium.  But instead of ever coaching a game there, McDowell decides his time to step away is now.

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