Coach McDowell is a 1995 graduate of Jackson, lettering in football. He was All-Conference, All-District, and All-State in football. Reagan attended Southeast Missouri State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Reagan graduated from SEMO in 1999.
Reagan is currently a Physical Education teacher and a Senior High football coach in the district. Reagan is married to the former Sara Randol who is also a Jackson graduate. They have a son, Randol, and a daughter, Lauryn.