Florida State legend Bobby Bowden diagnosed with terminal medical condition
Florida State legendary head coach and Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition, he and his family announced in a statement to the Tallahassee Democrat. The family revealed the news on Wednesday.
Bowden is 91 years old and was the head coach of the Seminoles from 1976-2009, a 34-year run in Tallahassee.
“I’ve always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,” Bowden said. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.”
In over three decades at Florida State, Bowden compiled a 304-97-4 record and won national championships in 1993 and 1999. His Seminoles teams claimed 12 ACC titles and appeared in a bowl game in all but three seasons.
Prior to taking over at Florida State, Bowden was the head coach at West Virginia from 1970-75 and had a 42-26 record. He was also the leader at Howard from 1959-62 and owned a 31-6 mark.
Bowden battled COVID-19 in October 2020 and was later hospitalized in June. Earlier this month, he told the Tallahassee Democrat, “I feel fine, but I can’t do much.”