Legendary College Football Hall of Famer and former West Virginia University head coach Bobby Bowden passed away Sunday morning. He was 91.
Bowden’s legacy reaches far beyond West Virginia as he is the second most winning coach of all time in college football. Bowden was part of the WVU coaching staff for ten years from 1966-1975. He became the head coach in 1970 and led the Mountaineers to a 42-26 record and two Peach Bowl appearances.
He was also the coach who assisted Marshall University with films after the infamous plane crash that nearly destroyed the football program.
Bowden would go on to college football immortality after leaving Morgantown for Florida State where he led the Seminoles to a 315-98-4 record from 1976 to 2009. He won two national titles with Florida State in 1993 and 1999.
Bowden won his final game as head coach of Florida State in the Gator Bowl as his Seminoles defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 33-21.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006, the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, and was the inaugural inductee to the WVU Legends Society in 2016.