|Died||April 2, 1983 (aged 52)
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1974–1977||Army (assistant HC)|
|Head coaching record|
Richard "Dick" Bowman (c. 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 career
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.
Bowman coached several high school and college football teams. He was the 27th head football coach for the Wabash College Little Giants located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and he held that position for three seasons, from 1971 until 1973. His career coaching record at Wabash was 14 wins, 16 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 11th at Wabash in total wins and 20th at Wabash in winning percentage (.467).
Death and family
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.
- "Dick Bowman Services Set for Tuesday" News OK: Powered By The Oklahoman April 4, 1983 Retrieved December 29, 2012.
- Wabash College coaching records Archived November 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
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