Bowden to speak at K-State Coaching Clinic

MANHATTAN, Kan. Successful head football coach and former ABC Sports studio analyst Terry Bowden will serve as one three featured speakers during Kansas State 2007 coaching clinic, K-State’s Ron Prince announced. The clinic is hosted by the entire Kansas State football coaching staff and will take place April 12-14 on the K-State campus.

Regarded as one of college football’s brightest young minds while patrolling the sidelines at Auburn University from 1993-98, Bowden led the Tigers to an astounding 47-16-1 mark and three postseason bowl appearances 1995 Outback Bowl, 1996 Independence Bowl, 1997 Peach Bowl during his head coaching tenure at AU.

While at Auburn, Bowden became the first head coach in Division I-A history to lead a team to an undefeated season in the first year at the school (1993). Bowden’s perfect season garnered him numerous coach-of-the-year awards, including the Walter Camp, Scripps Howard, Football News, Toyota and the Paul “Bear” Bryant award presented by the Football Writers Association of America.

Bowdin, who earned two letters as a running back at West Virginia from 1977-78, received his coaching start at his alma mater as a graduate assistant. He went on to serve in the same capacity at Florida State under his father, the legendary Bobby Bowden, from 1979-82.

In 1993, at the age of 26, Bowden became the youngest head football coach in the country when he was hired by Salem College in Salem, W.V. After three years, he assumed the role of quarterbacks coach at Akron in 1986 under former Notre Dame head coach Gerry Faust.

In 1987, Bowden took the head coaching reins at Samford University and proceeded to build the Division III non-scholarship program into a Division I-AA title-contender. He compiled a six-year record of 46-22-1 through the 1992 season before landing at Auburn.

Today, Bowden tours the country as a featured speaker and also hosts a daily ESPN Radio Show in Central Florida. He also hosts a weekly coaches show on Sirius Satellite Radio, serves as an analyst for the National College Football Game of the Week on Westwood One Radio and is a columnist for Yahoo! sports.