Born in Birmingham, Alabama in November 8, 1929, Robert Cleckler Bowden is a college football coach who is already retired. From the 1976 season to 2009, he was the coach of the football team of the Florida State Seminoles. When he was still with the Florida State, he has led the team in 1993 to the Associated Press and Coaches Poll and in 1999, to the BCS National Championship National Title and also to twelve championships in the Atlantic Coast Conference since the team has been part of the conference in the year 1991. After a complicated 2009 season and in the middle of questioning fans, he announced on December 1 his retirement from the team, a few weeks following his 80th birthday. His very last appearance as a coach was during the game in 2010 Gator Bowl on the 1st of January with a victory over West Virginia, Bowden’s former program with 33-21.
This man has so many achievements in his life that is why many fans of football never fail to give him an admiring glance when they are watching a game of the FSU. He is one of the active four coaches who were elected to the College Football Hall of Fame with John Gagliardi, Joe Paterno and Chris Ault. Fans can now have the exclusively signed items of Bowden along with those of Roger Federer and Phil Mickelson that are all certified to be authenticated.
Bowden’s name is sometimes wrongly spelled as Bob Bowde, Boub Bowden, Boby Bowden, Bobbie Bowden, Bobby Bowdene, Bobby Boweden and Bobby Bowdein.