Bobby Bowden returns to Florida State
Former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden will return to the athletic program in a new role.
According to the Florida Times Union, Bowden has agreed to a marketing and promotional position with Seminole Boosters, Inc. The legendary coach will raise funds for FSU athletics through appearances and an exclusive licensing agreement to use his name and likeness.
Bowden’s exit from the program in 2009 left many boosters and fans with skepticism as Jimbo Fisher entered as the new head coach. Since leaving, the former Seminole coach has remained fairly silent within the college football community.
The silence has now come to an end. According to ESPN, Bowden has signed a multi-year deal with Florida State that will begin January 2014. In a statement, Bowden expressed his excitement about returning to the Seminoles, saying, “I am excited about being back,” he added, “One of the things I missed most about Florida State was the Seminole Booster banquets that I did. You do that for 34 years, you get real personal. You’ve been knowing them for 34 years so it will feel good to see a lot of (friends) again.”
Bowden is now set to make another major impact on the Florida State football program in his new role. The legendary coach is also expected to attend games at Doak Campbell Stadium when the Seminole’s face off with North Carolina State on Oct. 26, as well as Nov. 16 for the homecoming game against Syracuse in the 2013 season.