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Dick Bowman
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1930-05-01)May 1, 1930
DiedApril 2, 1983(1983-04-02) (aged 52)
Edmond, Oklahoma
Playing career
Position(s)Guard
Head coaching record
Overall23–56–1

Richard L. Bowman (May 1, 1930 – April 2, 1983) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois from 1965 to 1970 and at Wabash College from 1971 to 1973, compiling a career college football record of 23–56–1.

Playing and coaching careerEdit

After attending Ponca City High School in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Bowman played college football at the University of Oklahoma. Following a stint serving for the United States Army, he briefly played for the New York Giants in the National Football League (NFL), before earning a master's degree while concurrently serving as a graduate assistant coach for his alma mater, Oklahoma.[1]

Bowman coached several high school and college football teams. He was the 27th head football coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana and he held that position for three seasons, from 1971 to 1973, compiling a record of 14–16.[2]

Following his stint at Wabash, Bowman served as an assistant head coach for four years at the United States Military Academy under Homer Smith.[citation needed]

Death and familyEdit

Bowman died in 1983 at the age of 52 from complications of pneumonia in an Edmond, Oklahoma hospital. He was survived by his parents; his wife, Mary; his son, Bill; and three daughters, Stacy, Lori, and Jenny.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Knox Prairie Fire (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1965–1970)
1965 Knox 1–7 1–7 10th
1966 Knox 1–7 1–7 10th
1967 Knox 0–7–1 0–7–1 10th
1968 Knox 0–8 0–8 10th
1969 Knox 1–8 1–8 9th
1970 Knox 6–3 5–3 T–3rd
Knox: 9–40–1 8–40–1
Wabash Little Giants (Indiana Collegiate Conference) (1971–1973)
1971 Wabash 5–5
1972 Wabash 4–6
1973 Wabash 5–5
Wabash: 14–16
Total: 23–56–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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