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Jeff Bowden


Jeff Bowden

Jeff Bowden
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Special teams coordinator
Team Akron
Biographical details
Born Morgantown, West Virginia
Playing career
1981–1982 Florida State
Position(s) Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984 Salem (WR)
1985 Salem (OC)
1986 Florida State (GA)
1987–1990 Samford (OC)
1991–1993 Southern Miss (WR)
1994–2000 Florida State (WR)
2001–2006 Florida State (OC)
2009–2011 North Alabama (WR)
2012–present Akron (ST/OWR)

Jeff Bowden is an American college football coach at the University of Akron. He currently serves as special teams coordinator and the outside wide receivers coach on his brother Terry's staff.[1] Before that he served as the offensive coordinator for the Florida State Seminoles under his father and head coach Bobby Bowden. He resigned from that position on November 14, 2006, following a shutout loss to Wake Forest three days earlier.[2] He has also been a wide receivers coach and coached at Salem College, Samford University and Southern Miss. Bowden played wide receiver at Florida State from 1981 until 1982.[3]

Coaching career

Bowden started to coach immediately after he graduated when he was hired as the wide receivers coach at Salem College (now known as Salem International University) in 1983, where his brother Georgia.

Jeff Bowden's choice as offensive coordinator was often criticized as

  1. ^ "Jeff Bowden joins Terry Bowden's coaching staff | | The Times Daily | Florence, AL". The Times Daily. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  2. ^ AP (2006-11-14). "Florida State offensive coordinator Bowden resigns". Associated Press. Retrieved 2006-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Jeff Bowden". Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Embattled Bowden resigns - Orlando Sentinel". 2006-11-15. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  5. ^ "FSU boosters paid Jeff Bowden to quit". NBC Associated Press. 2006-11-15. Retrieved 2006-11-15. 



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