Tommy Bowden


Tommy Bowden

College coach infobox
Name = Tommy Bowden


Caption = Bowden on September 24, 2006 against North Carolina
DateOfBirth = Birth date and age|1954|7|10|mf=y
Birthplace = Birmingham, Alabama
DateOfDeath =
Sport = Football
College = Clemson University
Title = Head Coach
CurrentRecord = 69-42
OverallRecord = 87-46
Awards = C-USA Coach of the Year (1998)
ACC Coach of the Year (1999, 2003)
FCA Football Coach of the Year (2006)
Championships = C-USA Champion (1998)
CFbDWID = 214
Player = Y
Years = 1973-76
Team = West Virginia
Position = Wide receiver
Coach = Y
CoachYears = 1977
1978-79
1980
1981-82
1983-84
1985-86
1987-89
1990
1991-96
1997-98
1999-Present
CoachTeams = West Virginia (GA)
Florida State (DB)
Auburn (RB)
Florida State (TE)
Duke (QB)
Duke (OC)
Alabama (WR)
Kentucky (OC)
Auburn (OC)
Tulane
Clemson
FootballHOF =

Tommy Bowden (born July 10, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama) is the head football coach at Clemson University. He is the son of Bobby Bowden, head coach at Florida State University. Bowden has never had a losing season at Clemson. He is a two-time ACC Coach of the Year. In the 2003 season he became the first coach in NCAA history to defeat two coaches with 200 or more wins in a one-month span, in Bobby Bowden and Lou Holtz. In November 2003 he beat his father's #3 ranked Florida State Seminoles, 26-10, at Death Valley, in a game nicknamed the Bowden Bowl.

Playing career

Bowden walked on as a wide receiver for his father's West Virginia team in 1973. He played four years, his final senior season in 1976 under the elder Bowden's successor, Frank Cignetti.

Coaching career

Bowden previously was the head coach at Tulane, and an assistant at the University of Alabama, Auburn University, Duke University, the University of Kentucky, East Carolina University, and with his father at Florida State. His 1998 Tulane squad went 12-0 and achieved a top-10 final ranking in both polls. Bowden's Clemson teams have been to a bowl game every year he has been coaching there, except in 2004, when a brawl with rival South Carolina kept both teams from going to a bowl.

Personal

Bowden is married to the former Linda White and has two children, Ryan and Lauren. He is the son of FSU head coach Bobby Bowden. His brother Terry is a college football analyst and former coach.

Head coaching records

CFB Yearly Record Subhead
name=Tulane Green Wave
conf=Conference USA
startyear=1997
endyear=1998
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 1997
name = Tulane
overall = 7-4
conference = 5-1
confstanding = 2
bowlname =
bowloutcome =
bowlopp =
bcsbowl =
ranking =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship = conference
year = 1998
name = Tulane
overall = 11-0
conference = 6-0
confstanding = 1
bowlname = Liberty Bowl
bowloutcome = W 41-27
bowlopp = BYU Cougars
bcsbowl =
ranking = 7
ranking2 = 7
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name=Tulane
overall=18-4
confrecord=11-1
CFB Yearly Record Subhead
name=Clemson Tigers
conf=Atlantic Coast Conference
startyear=1999
endyear=
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 1999
name = Clemson
overall = 6-6
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 2
bowl = yes
bowlname = Peach Bowl
bowloutcome = L 7-17
bowlopp = Mississippi State Bulldogs
bcsbowl =
ranking =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2000
name = Clemson
overall = 9-3
conference = 6-2
confstanding = 2
bowl = yes
bowlname = Gator Bowl
bowloutcome = L 20-41
bowlopp = Virginia Tech Hokies
bcsbowl =
ranking =
ranking2 =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2001
name = Clemson
overall = 7-5
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 4 "(t)"
bowlname = Humanitarian Bowl
bowloutcome = W 49-24
bowlopp = Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
bcsbowl =
ranking =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2002
name = Clemson
overall = 7-6
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 5 "(t)"
bowlname = Tangerine Bowl
bowloutcome = L 15-55
bowlopp = Texas Tech Red Raiders
bcsbowl =
ranking =
ranking2 =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2003
name = Clemson
overall = 9-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 3
bowlname = Peach Bowl
bowloutcome = W 27-14
bowlopp = Tennessee Volunteers
bcsbowl =
ranking = 22
ranking2 = 22
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2004
name = Clemson
overall = 6-5
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 6 "(t)"
bowlname = "Declined*"
bowloutcome =
bowlopp =
bcsbowl =
ranking =
ranking2 =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2005
name = Clemson
overall = 8-4
conference = 4-4
confstanding = 3 - Atlantic
bowlname = Champs Sports Bowl
bowloutcome = W 19-10
bowlopp = Colorado Buffaloes
bcsbowl =
ranking =
ranking2 =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2006
name = Clemson
overall = 8-5
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 2 - Atlantic "(t)"
bowlname = Music City Bowl
bowloutcome = L 20-28
bowlopp = Kentucky Wildcats
bcsbowl =
ranking =
ranking2 =
CFB Yearly Record Entry
championship =
year = 2007
name = Clemson
overall = 9-4
conference = 5-3
confstanding = 2 - Atlantic
bowlname = Chick-fil-A Bowl
bowloutcome = L 20-23 (OT)
bowlopp = Auburn Tigers
bcsbowl =
ranking = 22
ranking2 = 21
CFB Yearly Record Subtotal
name=Clemson
overall=69-42
confrecord=42-30
CFB Yearly Record End
overall = 87-46
bcs =
poll = two
polltype =
polltype2 =
*Self-imposed punishment for team fight with South Carolina

Assistant coaching resume

External links

* [http://clemsontigers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/bowden_tommy00.html Official Clemson biography]


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