Dawe enters his ninth season at the helm of the Tufts University women's crew team. He began his time as a Jumbo back in 2009 after serving as the interim head coach at Wesleyan University for the 2008-09 season.
In the 2014-15 season, Dawe led his squad to a fifth place finish out of 21 at the ECAC National Invitaional Championship, which earned them a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship. At the Championships, the Jumbos finished third in the heats, and first in the repechage to qualify for the NCAA Division III Championship Grand Finale. In the Finale, the team finished sixth overall.
In the world of coaching, Dawe has done it all. After graduating from Wesleyan in 1970, he was the program's first coach in 1971. He then went on to be Williams College's coach in 1973, switched to coaching highschool at the Bromfield School in 2002, then went back to Wesleyan, before landing here at Tufts in 2009. He also taught sculling at the Florida Rowing Center in Wellington, Fla. in the winters and the Anchorage Rowing Association in Alaska in the summers. He taught mathematics and coached crew at Brooks and Belmont Hill Schools in the greater Boston area as well.
Dawe also worked as a principal softeware engineer with Agfa Corporation, which took him to Antwerp, Belgium for two years.