Dick Bowman

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Dick Bowman
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1930
Died April 2, 1983 (aged 52)
Edmond, Oklahoma
Playing career
1951–1953 Oklahoma
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1970 Knox (IL)
1971–1973 Wabash
1974–1977 Army (assistant HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 23–56–1

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[edit]

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 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).[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 family[edit]

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]


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