Legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden was a guest speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Dinner with a Champion” banquet on December 3rd at Fincastle on the Mountain in Bluefield, Virginia. The two-time National Champion title holder spoke about his 57 year long coaching career and how he found from his experience that it is always important to beat your biggest rival. Apparently this was a lesson learned early on in his career that he carried with him for almost six decades and helped him win several collegiate football titles. In addition to that, Bowden remarked at how important his faith is to him and that he is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and speaks at events for them throughout the year. Overall, Bowden was a huge hit with the audience and made a big impact on all of his listeners.
The Birmingham, Alabama native was a star football player for his high school team during his childhood and went on to be the quarterback for the University of Alabama. In 1954 he began his coaching career as an assistant coach for Howard College for two years. Until 1970, Bowden did a variety of different coaching jobs for Howard, Florida State, and South Georgia JC before becoming the head coach of West Virginia. After just five years on the job he took on a head coach position for Florida State University where he stayed for 34 years before retiring. Bowden’s impact on the college football world was so profound that he even had an award named after him in 2010.
The 86-year old former coach showed up at the Fincastle on the Mountain in Bluefield, Virginia last week to be the lead speaker for the “Dinner with a Champion” banquet hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It was a great time and for everyone who got to attend.
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