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Bobby Bowden

Bobby BowdenAKA Robert Clecker Bowden

Born: 8-Nov-1929
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: FSU Head Football Coach, 1976-2009

Wife: Julia Ann Estock (m. 1949, four sons, two daughters)
Son: Jeff (Seminoles wide receiver coach, offensive coordinator at FSU)
Son: Terry Bowden (college coach, football analyst for ABC News)
Daughter: Robyn Hines (m. to FSU assistant coach Jack Hines)
Son: Tommy Bowden (head coach at Clemson, b. 10-Jul-1954)
Daughter: Ginger Madden
Son: Steve (co-author, The Bowden Way)

    High School: Woodlawn High, Birmingham, AL
    University: University of Alabama
    University: Samford University, Birmingham, AL (1953)
    University: Peabody College (graduate degree)
    Coach: Offensive Coordinator, Samford University (1954-55)
    Coach: Head Coach, South Georgia College (1956-58)
    Coach: Head Coach, Samford University (1959-62)
    Coach: WR Coach, Florida State University (1963-65)
    Coach: Offensive Coordinator, West Virginia University (1966-69)
    Coach: Head Coach, West Virginia University (1970-75)
    Coach: Head Coach, Florida State University (1976-2009)

    Bush-Cheney '04
    Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
    Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1986
    Walter Camp Coach of the Year 1991

Author of books:
Winning's Only Part of the Game: Lessons of Life and Football (1996)
The Bowden Way: 50 Years of Leadership Wisdom (2001, nonfiction, with Steve Bowden)
Bobby Bowden: Win by Win (2003)
Bobby Bowden's Tales from the Seminole Sideline (2004)

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